After completing two Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering at Ghent University, Bossaer explored the South Pole, becoming a Water Expedition engineer on the Antarctica station of the Belgian government Princess Elisabeth. In between the Antarctic Summer missions he worked in the chemical industry as a process engineer at Dow Chemical company, Jacobs Engineering, and as project manager and crisis manager for BASF.
In 2017, Jacob and Pieter Derboven started ‘BOSAQ’ to provide a sustainable water solution to the world. Furthermore, Pieter, Jacob and Ann-Gaelle Bekaert started ‘Water Heroes’, a non-profit organization providing drinking water installations for free for those in need. Recently, Water Heroes provided water for the people of Charkiv and Mikolaiv in Ukraine. In 2020, he set up ‘Water Experts’, a water engineering consulting company providing water engineering for both companies and governments.
With BOSAQ, drinking water projects are realized in South Africa, Rwanda, Suriname and Ukraine for national governments and circular water projects in chemical and food & beverage industry in Belgium. Furthermore, BOSAQ has a seven year contract with Love Tomorrow for reducing the water footprint of Tomorrowland, the biggest and best dance festival in the world. For his work, Jacob has been awarded the royal title of Laureate of Labour and has been elected in the Belgian ’40 under 40′. He wrote for the BMW foundation and appeared as speaker on several venues of which the most recent one in the World Expo Dubai.