Society of Friends of Belgium in America
 

 

Chairman

François de Visscher, the first chairman of the Society of Friends of Belgium in America, is the Founder and President of de Visscher & Co., an Investment Banking and Private Equity Firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut; a Board Member of Bekaert N.V. in Belgium, a member of the board of the King Baudouin Foundation in the United States, and of the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce. He is active on many profit and nonprofit boards.

Executive Committee

Edouard Derom started his career as a corporate lawyer at Linklaters De Bandt in Brussels. After graduating with an MBA and MA from the Wharton School of Business, he decided to pursue a career in the art world. Currently, he works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library & Museum, while he continues his studies at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York.

Karel Engelen, Policy Director of International Swaps and Derivatives Association,
oversees global credit derivatives policy and is head of Financial products Markup Language.

Charles-Antoine Van Campenhout manages his own global equity fund, which is based in Paris and New York City. However, he tends his garden in Bellport, New York.

Gaston E. van Duyse-Adam, lecturer on International Relations at the University of Shanghai and at the University of California San Diego, is a former Belgian Ambassador to (in succession) Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Egypt and Sudan, Mexico and Belize, People’s Republic of China and Mongolia, and he served as Consul General in Hong Kong.

Béatrice Vornle von Haagenfels, former banker and financier, now devotes her “high-voltage” energy to volunteer work and fund-raising for various charities and civic causes, as well as to raise five equally energetic children. Started her own company of fashion accessories, Two B's Accessories,  in 2010.

 

The Society of Friends of Belgium in America operates under the auspices of
the Ambassador of Belgium to the United States and the Consul General of Belgium in New York.

 

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