Michel de Kemmeter
Entrepreneur, author, real estate investor and lecturer, but most of all a researcher in the economic transition. Fascinated by economic and personal ‘reconnection’, he decided to fuse his two passions and change his priorities in 2001 in order to concentrate on the study of economic change. He has worked on 4 continents with with a wide range of industries and leading experts, each time with the same goal : how to instill more humanity, personal values and conscience in the economy.
A philosophy graduate, she followed up her studies with a training in coaching. Passionate for personal development, with each day her knowledge in this subject grows. Working up from being a personal assistant and then project manager, she now performs workshops on personal development and collective intelligence for organisations that desire human progress. At the same time she has been developing her own ‘Philotherapy’ project : a combination between the philosophical thought of antiquity and coaching.
A business/society focused innovator, a developer of the tools and holistic solutions for the starters and entrepreneurs wishing to join the new economy, lecturer, author, and a member of a good number of advisory boards. His career began in marketing and management in various companies (Orange, Rossel Group, Voice Agency) and then in organisations with more of a social orientation (Red Cross, Oxfam, Fédération des Entreprises de Travail Adapté). He had studied in three business schools (EPHEC, ICHEC, SOLVAY). Emmanuel is motivated by the best practices aligned with entrepreneurs in order to contribue to the common good.
Luís has a passion for continual learning. He puts this passion in service to both personal and organisational development by the design and organisation of learning experiences that privilege peer-to-peer, systemic and holistic approaches. In particular, he has an interest in self-directed learning and individual diversity. Luís has a MSc in Educational Sciences (VUB), and is part of the Foundation Learning for Well-being team, and the interim director at the European Peer Training Organisation.
Industrial engineer specialised in biochemistry, Philippe completed his education with a degree in biotechnology, an Executive MBA at the London Business School and a certificate in coaching. After having spent more then 20 years at Groupe Solvay, he started his own company, ‘Metamorphosis’. Entrepreneur, consultant, coach and instructor, Philippe brings professional activities and his passion for sustainability (in the broad sense of the word) together through Metamorphosis. His conviction that a collective, an organisation, or a territory can only last if this sustainability is equally present in the practices of its functioning collective.
After finishing her business studies at ESSEC, she joined the organisation MakeSense to develop her expertise in the creation and facilitation of communities, with CommonSense. Over there she experienced the growth starting at a tribe of 6 people and ending up with a startup made of 70. Persuaded that organisations use only a part of their potential talent, she takes inspiration from natural ecosystems to create flexible human ecosystems that are agile, innovative, fulfilling and productive.
Frédéric Donck is the managing director at the Internet Society’s (ISOC) regional European bureau, and has had a long history as a negotiator and specialist in the web and telecommunications industry. Before ISOC, Frédéric worked as a consultant for executives and boards of directors in the telecommunications sector. He has also participated in campaigns for publicly traded companies, some of them being the largest in electronic communications. He has also served for five years on the board of directors at the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO).
Marc Van Gastel
Former director at the Innovation Center of Excellence at Deloitte and an advisor to the Flemish administration, Marc Van Gastel is now in charge of the investments department at Flanders Investment & Trade. Marc has also previously been the director of new media at the Antilope Group, and has taught at Vesalius College, at the Antwerp Management School and at the universities of Hasselt, ULeuven and VUB. In addition, he founded Locate in Limburg, which supports innovation-based programmes for Deloitte’s clients, as well as MDS and Medialine which are focused on consulting, coaching, evaluation and the administration of ERP systems.