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Government Relations Forum

Belgian Parliament
Belgian Federal Parliament

Mission

The Government Relations Forum aims to promote the regular exchange of viewpoints and constructive dialogue between Belgium-based international companies and federal and regional policymakers.

Goals

In the wake of the May 2014 elections, the GRF aims to meet with the recently elected policymakers to further the discussion on potential reforms that will help improve Belgium’s competiveness. The next five years present a window of opportunity for Belgium. 

With the support of existing Committees and Taskforces, the GRF will promote improvements in the areas identified by AmCham Belgium's annual Priorities for a Prosperous Belgium.

As the GRF aims to take a proactive approach, it will also focus on other important business concerns which may arise.

Committee members

Mr. Geert Waelkens

Manager Belgian Public Affairs, ING Belgium NV/SA (Marnix)
Chair

Mr. Laurent Fierens Gevaert

Manager Corporate Affairs Belgium & Luxembourg, Philip Morris Benelux BVBA
Vice Chair

Ms. Anneliese Daelemans

Government Affairs Manager, ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA
Vice Chair

Mr. Timmy Boerjan

Market Access Head, Baxter Belgium SPRL
Member

Ms. Kathleen Commers

Public Affairs Manager, Pfizer NV/SA
Member

Ms. Ine Deknock

Public Affairs & Communications Director, Coca-Cola Services NV/SA
Member

Mr. Philip Deschietere

Partner, Deloitte Belgium
Member

Mr. Jeroen Dhanens

Director Corporate Affairs & Communications Belgium-Luxembourg, JT International Company Netherlands BV (Belgian Branch)
Member

Mr. Jean Eylenbosch

Vice President European Government Relations, Coca-Cola European Partners (Brussels)
Member

Mr. Dirk Hemelsoet

Policy & Government Relations Manager, MSD Belgium BVBA/SPRL
Member

Mr. Nicholas Hodac

Governmental Programs Executive, IBM Belgium BVBA/SPRL
Member

Mr. Koen Hoornaert

Attorney, Baker McKenzie (Brussels)
Member

Ms. Sylvie Lemoine

EU Government Affairs Manager, Dow Silicones Belgium SPRL
Member

Mr. Pascal Lizin

Director Governmental and Public Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines
Member

Ms. Christiane Muyldermans

Counsel for Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Public Affairs, KBC Group NV/SA
Member

Ms. Gilda Neiman

Citi Country Officer Belgium & Director, Financial Institutions and Public Sector Belux, Citibank Europe PLC, Belgian Branch
Member

Mr. Bruno Stas

Manager Tax Support, SD Worx Belgium (Antwerp)
Member

Ms. Tineke Van hooland

External Affairs Director, AbbVie SA
Member

Mr. Vincent Vandepitte

Manager Global Government Relations and Public Policy, Procter & Gamble Distribution Company (Europe) BVBA
Member

Ms. Linde Verheyden

Director Public Affairs, BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA
Member

Mr. Christophe Van Elewyck

Policy Coordinator, AmCham Belgium
Staff Liaison