BACKGROUND
& EXPERIENCE

Decades of experience in research and entrepreneurism in the public and private sectors has proven that building bridges between stakeholders really works in their mutual long and short-term interests.

HIGH LEVEL GROUPS

Since 2011, he is Secretary General of the independent, tripartite High Level Groups on EU Policy Innovation.

www.highlevelgroup.eu

HENLEY & AECIT

He is visiting professor European Studies at Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK) . (2014- )

www.henley.ac.uk

and director of the African-European Centre for Investment and Trade, at the Henley campus in Johannesburg (SA) (2017- ).

www.aecit.africa

HENLEY & AECIT

EPPA

Consultant, now Chairman of EPPA SA, on corporate strategy and policy alignment, Brussels (1991 – ).

www.eppa.com

EU Advisor

He worked for the EU Commission on ASEAN, CACM, Cyprus, Yugoslavia and Slovenia (1985-1997) and for various Council Presidencies and individual EU governments (2005-2018), and for trade associations and corporations in different sectors (1991- ).

EU Advisor

EIPA

Honorary Director general of the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht, 1981-1990).

www.eipa.eu

THINK TANKS AND SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS‚Äč

EASA – Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (2007 – ) and elected to its Senate (2015 – 2019 ).

www.euro-acad.eu

MONTESQUIEU FORUM – Scholar of the Montesquieu Forum (2016- ) and member of various organisations dealing with Europe or global affairs.

www.montesquieuforum.eu

THINK TANKS AND SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS

CULTURAL AND SOCIAL PHILANTHROPY

KING BAUDOUIN FOUNDATION – Trustee, Fund J. Schepers-G. Lijnen (2015 – ).

www.kbs-frb.be

www.schepers-lijnen.org

THEOPHANO FOUNDATION – Board member (2019 – ).

www.theophano.eu

Master in Law, University of Leuven (B), Master in Advanced European studies, University of Strasbourg (F), Ph.D. in Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh (UK).

Languages : Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish.