Pierre-Manuel Boels was born in Knokke, Belgium, in 1961. He earned his MBA in International Management from the University of Texas in Dallas in 1984, after which time he focused on education, industry and consulting. He has lived for the last 27 years in the Czech Republic. For 15 years he was an importer for Nestlé Water, and how he is working in the fish logistics industry. He is working to build a network of sellers of fresh fish in Central and Eastern Europe through the use of matchmaking.