Board member of the World Federation of Consuls FICAC

The Honorary Consul provides information about Tunisia and the Tunisian-Belgian relations to the public in Belgium. We facilitate development of commercial, economic, cultural, scientific and educational relations between Tunisia and Belgium.

It’s with pleasure that I give hereunder the points of my CV that can help our colleagues Honorary Consuls and National Associations for their choice on the General Assembly in Limassol next month. I thank them in advance for their vote and will give all my attention to their wishes in order to increase the exchange of our experiences as honorary consuls and develop new efforts to enhance our status and results in the area of commercial, economic, industrial, scientific , cultural and educational relations between our sending and receiving countries.

CV
Family
Born 30/04/1950
Married to Bernadette who studied Law and Notary.
Parents of two daughters, Caroline , private banker and Charlotte , lawyer at the court in Brussels.
Five grandchildren.

Studies
Master in Business Administration, MBA University of Ghent
Licence in economic and financial law, University of Brussels
Licence in law, University of Leuven

Professional experience
CEO of family-owned business of pharmaceutical distribution (Ostend Pharma nv)
CEO of international cooperation in merger and acquisition withe French and German partners (Pharma Partners nv)
Secretary General of European federation of pharmaceutical distributors (GIRP)

Other
Vice president of ROYAL TOURING CLUB BELGIUM asbl, car-rescue and insurance.
Judge at the commercial court of justice of Ghent for the departments of Brugge and Ostend.

Honorary Consul of Tunisia in Belgium WVL
Co-Founder of the Belgian Consular Union and treasurer for 30 years.
Board-member of the Consular Corps of West-Flanders for 20 years.
Delegate of the BCU, belgian consular union , to FICAC for 12 years

Service clubs
Round Table, 41 and Lions

Charity
Through my passion as aquarella-painter I had the pleasure to organise exhibitions in Italy , Holland , Belgium and Tunisia to raise money for helping schools in poor regions of Tunisia through development programs for the buildings and educational and sports-material.