Dries received his MBA in international management at the University of Dallas, Texas in 1982.
Dries joined the Korys team in September 2016 as Managing Partner. As of 1 April 2020, he ceased his activities as Managing Partner of Korys and as Senior Advisor he will still take up duties and responsibilities within Korys, as well as a directorship at Colruyt Group as permanent representative of Korys.
Prior to Korys, Dries has worked for 33 years at Colruyt Group. There he was involved in a variety of roles and functions, starting in the accounting department, then sales (store manager), then HR manager and finally he was leading the French retail and foodservice activities of the Group as General Manager. In this period he realised several acquisitions in France.