In honor of Jordi Nelissen

31 March 2016

On March 20, 2016, IP HILLS lost one of its early bird believers. Jordi Nelissen, founder and CEO of Escaux, passed away far too early, at the age of 45, in a motorbike accident. He left his wife, Mieke, and three wonderful kids behind.

Jordi, who is named inventor in patents that were granted worldwide (Europe, US, China, Russia, Australia, Canada, Singapore), studied engineering at the Brussels University, completed a PhD. in Grenoble contributing to research that would later result in the Nobel Prize for Englert and Higgs, and started his professional carrier at Alcatel and Colt.

Jordi combined a passion for telecom and science with the rare talent of entrepreneur and team coach. He was a model-engineer for his generation. Even more valuable, Jordi had a heart of gold and ever-present smile.

We are proud and grateful we got the chance to work closely with Jordi the past years. We enjoyed every minute we spent with Jordi for his inspirational insights. 

IP HILLS expresses its most sincere condolences to Jordi's family, his friends and colleagues at Escaux. We are mourning with you.

Farewell to someone we admire.



Thierry Van de Velde

re: In honor of Jordi Nelissen

By Thierry Van de Velde 16/11/18 (1 year ago)

I have also known Jordi, of course from university but the last years we regularly met at the Belgian Stand at the Mobile World Congress where he was, with his company Escaux, representing the very best Belgium has to offer in terms of Unified Communications (UC). He was a visionary believer in Open Source software integration. We had subsequent meetings in his brand new office in Wavre to explore synergies between UC, Carrier Wi-Fi, 3GPP Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE (my sector...). It was on a sunny day and Jordi was at his best - we shared the joy of exploring technology. My thoughts go to Mieke and the children, I hope they found the force to continue their life in Jordi's spirit : a brilliant mind in a healthy body.


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