Board of Governors

Determines the Foundation's policy and is responsible for its budget and accounts.


The King Baudouin Foundation’s Board of Governors defines the guidelines for the Foundation’s policy. It also assumes final responsibility for the budget and accounts.


The Board of Governors has a Chair, two Vice-Chairs and a maximum of 12 Board Members, including the Managing Director.


Pierre Wunsch

Governor of the National Bank of Belgium


Yasmine Kherbache

Judge at the Constitutional Court

Karl-Heinz Lambertz

President of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community

Managing Director

Brieuc Van Damme

Chief Executive Officer


Jean-Pol Boone

Digital and e-commerce Entrepreneur, Digital & ICT Investment Officer at Be Angels, Investment Committee Member at W.IN.G by Digital Wallonia

Laurence Bovy

Executive Director of Vivaqua

Lieze Cloots

Head of the International Policy Unit, Openbare Vlaamse Afvalstoffenmaatschappij

Fons Duchateau

Network Coordinator – Integration Manager of the GZA-ZNA Network of Antwerp Hospitals

Jean Hilgers

Director of the National Bank of Belgium

Vincent Houssiau

Head of Cabinet to His Majesty the King

David O'Sullivan

Member of the European Policy Centre and EU sanctions special envoy of the European Commission

Sabine Taevernier

Vice Chair, Topstukkenraad (Advisory board on cultural goods of the Flemish Community), Chair, Ensor Advisory Committee

Marleen Vanderpoorten

former Flemish Minister of Education, honorary President of the Flemish Parliament, former Alderman of the city of Lier


New members to the Board of Governors are elected by a two-thirds majority by sitting Governors or their representatives. Each mandate is for four years and may be renewed once. The upper age limit to exercise a mandate as governor is 70.

The Governors elect a Chair and two Vice-Chairs from the Board Members. The Chair is appointed for a term of two years, a mandate that may be renewed once.

The Board of Governors acts by majority vote.