About us

The Prince Albert Fund is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to help talented young professionals acquire experience in conducting international projects.

Since 1984 we have enabled hundreds of young professionals to develop skills and gain invaluable experience in international business by managing projects for more than 250 different Belgian companies.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help talented young professionals discover and develop their true international leadership potential by giving them the opportunity to manage a 12-month business project for a Belgian company outside Europe. This also contributes to the development of the Belgian economy and Belgian international business by leveraging Belgian companies and organizations.

This very selective entrepreneurial international experience has contributed to the careers of hundreds young people, who since have achieved senior leadership positions as entrepreneurs or in international business. In this way, the Fund has succeeded in its aim to drive talent that will make a difference to society in general.

A princely tribute to Belgian foreign trade

The Prince Albert Fund was set up in 1984 by the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (VBO-FEB) and the King Baudouin Foundation to mark the 50th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Albert, later to become the sixth King of the Belgians.  The Fund’s aim was to embody the vision of a group of captains of industries to promote Belgian business abroad. 

In April 2015, the Prince Albert Fund celebrated its 30th anniversary.  At this occasion His Royal Highness King Albert handed over the reins of the fund to his daughter Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid. 

The Management Team

Anne-Catherine Chevalier
Managing Director
Phone: +32 2 549 61 85
Email : chevalier.a@mandate.kbs-frb.be

2Anneke Denecker
Knowledge Manager
Phone: +32 2 549 02 13
Email : denecker.a@kbs-frb.be


The Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the Prince Albert Fund is responsible for its strategic direction.


Emmanuel Caeymaex
VP Immunology UCB, Alumni 1994



Valérie Busquin
Managing Director, MarkQuest, Alumni 1993


Michiel Deturck
Partner, Vendis Capital, Alumni 1990


Olivier de Wasseige
Managing Director, UWE


Olivier Joris
Director EU & International Affairs, FEB-VBO


Gilles Suply
Beleidsadviseur Europa & Internationaal, Voka


Luc Tayart de Borms 
Managing Director, King Baudouin Foundation


Fathi Tlatli
President Global Auto-Mobility Sector, DHL, Alumni 1988


Floriane Uyttenhove 
Carbonates EMEA Segment Marketing Mgr, IMERYS, Alumni 2014


Kristel Van den Bergh 
Corporate Innovations Manager, Materialise, Alumni 2014


Olivier Willocx 
Managing Director, BECI

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