Gerry van der Sluys was born in the Netherlands. After graduating from the University of Delft as a Master in Electrical Engineering, he gained more than 30 years of experience as a CEO, entrepreneur and investor.

Gerry van der Sluys worked with companies like Philips (Netherlands), Fairchild (USA) and ASML, where he developed new market segments in the semiconductor industry. He was a CEO of Huber & Suhner Connectors and Datacolor International (Switzerland). Investment Director with Emesco Private Equity Fund (Switzerland). Since 1997 he has been a CEO in and co-owner of Business Creation AG (Switzerland), a company that manages business re-development processes for companies and governments and is active in the field of job creation. Business Creation has created more than 120.000 jobs since 1982.

Gerry van der Sluys is an expert in the field of wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy. Apart from his contributions to the business industry, he and his wife, Bogidara, created the Foundation for Humanitarian Aid that provides relief to orphanages in Eastern Europe. He is also the founder of the Foundation for Bulgarian Art and is Chairman of the University Council and member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Bulgaria. He is an honorary member of the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation and a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.