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 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 Steering Comittee of the Prince Albert Fund is responsible for its strategic direction.
Floriane Uyttenhove, Marketing Director, IMERYS, Alumni 2014