After university studies in economic and financial sciences, he gained his first working experiences as financial analyst in an industrial environment and as business consultant on management information systems.
Since 1992 he is working in the energy sector, both on Belgian and European level.
Secretary General of CEDEC since 1996.
CEDEC is the European federation of the local and regional energy companies, active in every part of the electricity & gas value chain (local generation, grids, metering, supply), representing over 1.500 companies with altogether 85 million customers & connection points.
Gert De Block is the representative and speaker for the association with the European institutions, European energy regulators and other European associations in the field of energy and climate.