Godelieve Cooymans was born in The Netherlands. She has lived and worked in Florence, Italy, since 1997. Before arriving in Tuscany, she developed, in her native country, solid experience in the business development field for both Italian and Dutch High-tech companies, as trade analyst for Dutch and Italian institutions, and then as a commercial consultant, both in The Netherlands and in Italy.
In Italy she set up the company Proaxxes in 2008, conducting business development and country management for foreign companies on the Italian market, most of all in sectors of advanced technology, with a Circular and Green Economy prospective: Water Technology, Agri & Food Tech, Green Building & Architecture, Green Logistics.
Proaxxes is partner in Italy for the Dutch WaterAlliance.