Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Finance, St. Ignatius University, Antwerp, Belgium, 1958. Software Engineering Professionals, Stanford University, 1972.
Partner, Edmond Bano & Company, Verviers, Belgium, 1960-1968; textile manufacturing manager, Marzotta S.L.A., Valdago, Italy, 1968-1972; general manager textiles, Marzotta S.L.A., Valdago, 1972-1978; corporation industrial executive, Marzotta S.L.A., Valdago, 1978-1980; managing director, board directors, Executive Committee, Marzotta S.L.A., Valdago, 1980-1985; president, Marzotta S.L.A., New York City, since 1989; chief Executive officer, member Executive Committee, Jollyhotels S.L.A., Valdagno, Italy, 1985-1989. Vice national president Italian Wool Industry Association, Italy, 1981-1985, vice national president Italian Apparel Industry Association, 1984-1985, Executive Committee Indusl. Association Vicenza, Italy, 1984-1985, Italo-Belgian Chamber of Commerce, Milan, Italy, 1984-1989.
Lieutenant Belgian Army, 1958-1959.
Son of Francis Valentin and Elisabeth (Voisin) De J. Married Marie-Pierre Zurstrassen, February 4, 1960. Children: Joel Caroline, Jean Francois.