Mic is a sociologist and psychologist who lectured at Antwerp University. In the late 1960s he co-founded the Department of Product Development. He also co-founded the department of communication sciences at the University of Antwerp. For almost 20 years, Mic produced numerous socially oriented programs on Belgian Television, raising awareness on difficult social challenges. Mic co-founded APOPO and has been APOPO’s chairman since 1998.