Advisory Council

Makes recommendations on the Foundation's vision and direction.


The Advisory Council considers and debates the vision and direction followed by the King Baudouin Foundation. Its advice is crucial: it assists the Foundation in leading, validating and adjusting its activities and contributes to ensuring that its resources are used in the best possible way to serve society.

One of the functions of the Advisory Council is to provide recommendations to the Board of Governors regarding the strategic plan developed by the Executive Staff. This opinion is binding: it is only possible to deviate from this opinion if a substantiated decision is taken by a majority of two-thirds of the Board of Governors present or represented.


The Advisory Council comprises some 20 members, who are also members of the Foundation’s other committees, juries and working groups. It is presided over by the Chair of the Board of Governors. Members of the Advisory Council are nominated by the Board of Governors for a duration of four years, renewable once.


Pierre Wunsch
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the King Baudouin Foundation
Governor of the National Bank of Belgium

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Najat Arbib
Judge at the Court of First Instance of Liege

Jamila Ben Azzouz
HR Consultant, Trainer, Coach, Scientific Director of Ichec Entreprises

Chantal Cooreman
Director of the Petitions and Social Affairs Service of the Cabinet of the King

Baron Jean-Claud Daoust
Managing Director of Daoust, KBF Honorary President

Rudy Dekeyser
Managing Partner, LSP Health Economics Fund

Anne De Paepe
Honorary Rector of UGent

Michiel Deturck
Partner at Vendis Capital

Lise-Anne Hanse
AGeneral Administrator, General Administration for Education, Wallonia-Brussels Federation

Vincent Houssiau
Head of Cabinet to His Majesty the King

Danny Jacobs
Executive Director of Bond Beter Leefmilieu Vlaanderen

Christ’l Joris
Chair of Gillès Foundation and ETAP Board

Rachida Lamrabet
Writer and Jurist

Luc Luyten
President, Belgian Federation of Philanthropic Foundations

Baron Olivier Marquet
Former Director General of UNICEF Belgium

Denis Mathen
Governor of the Province of Namur

Michel Moortgat
CEO of Duvel Moortgat

Chevalier Yves G. Noel
Honorary Vice Chair of the King Baudouin Foundation, President of NMC Group and HEC Liège

Rahim H. Samii
Lawyer, Partner Urban Law

Philippe Stroobant
Company Trustee

Didier Tshidimba
Senior Partner, member of the Supervisory Board of Roland Berger

Annemie Turtelboom
Member of the European Court of Auditors, former minister

Katrien Verhegge
Director of residential care, Zorgnet-Icuro

Stéphane Vermeire
General Manager Private Banking & Wealth Management, BNP Paribas Fortis

Laurence Weerts
Co-Chair of the Concertation Committee and Coordinator of the Operational Cell, Pacte d’Excellence, Wallonia-Brussels Federation