Our team consists of 8 seasoned professionals with strong backgrounds in various domains of the telecom industry, completed by an extensive network of subject experts. Together, our complementary profiles offer a comprehensive skillset and deep industry knowledge to provide hands-on solutions for any type of challenge. A short bio of each of the domain leaders is provided below.

Peter Michiels (Managing Director)


As the managing director, Peter oversees the ongoing consultancy projects at Pilokoba. Using his experience as a former Senior Vice President Network Systems and Engineering at Telenet he mainly focusses on network assessments in the context of M&A due dilligence projects in the global telecom industry. His secondary focus is on providing expert industry knowledge towards venture capital firms for the TMT segment.


Peter holds a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Leuven. In addition Peter is a certificate holder of various top-level business training programs including a 'Negotiation and Influencing' program from Stanford University, 'Product Innovation' and 'Big Data' programs from MIT, a 'Building Businesses in Asia' program from Insead Singapore and an 'Effective Leadership' program from Vlerick Management School. 

Wilbert Verkaar


Wilbert has over 20 years of experience in various areas of the telecom industry including account management, project management, business development, sales and supply chain management. He has a customer-focused attitude combined with strong analytic and organizational skills. As a former Managing Director of B2B sales at Motorola he is specialized in forming strategic partnerships between telecom operators and suppliers at the VP- and C-level.


Wilbert holds a Master's degree in Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor's degree in PRINCE2 Project Management.


Guy Busschots


Guy's 23 years of telecom experience includes the domains of mobile telecommunications, network technology and roll out and IP networking and database systems. He has held various job positions at both the vendor's side and the provider's side of the telecom business, providing him with the unique ability to quickly absorb business requirements and translate these into technical realizations. During his career, Guy has succesfully led various high-profile, "do-or-die" integration and deployment projects such as ID-tv roll-out at Telenet, the UPC Belgium - Interkabel network integration and the coverage of Belgian soccer on digital tv.


Guy holds a Master's degree in Mathematics and Informatics from the University of Antwerp. In addition, he holds an Effective Leadership degree from Vlerick Management School.


Bart Michiels, PhD


Coming from an academic background in statistics and research methodology, Bart provides statistical consulting for solving process optimization issues in the telecom industry. Nowadays, such issues are increasingly approached in a scientific manner, using statistical analysis, big data techniques and scientific research methodology as the main working tools. Bart's secondary focus is on providing consultancy for the use of big data analytics in telecom market research.


Bart holds a Master's degree as well as a Doctoral degree in Statistics and Research in Psychological Science from the University of Leuven.


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