Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is FEDRA’s counselling and recommendation body whose members meet twice a year. This board helps to define the upcoming actions of FEDRA by communicating their observations to the Executive Board.

The Advisory Board members are regional minded and have professional expertise in the private, public or academic world. They are working in close collaboration with FEDRA’s Board of regional experts and will give new inputs and propose new challenges for the next period.

The first meeting of the Advisory Board took place in Brussels in June 2015. The members underlined the perfect organization of the launch event during the European Business Summit (6-7 May 2015) and gave important strategic advices in terms of activity, communication and membership actions.


Current Advisory Board (2015-2016)

Robert De Baerdemaeker - Legal strategies (Koan lorenz)

Robert De Baerdemaeker• Robert De Baerdemaeker is an experienced Belgian attorney-at-law in the practice areas of labour law, criminal law and financial criminal law. He advises national, European and international companies and their executives particularly on workplace rights, social security law and social criminal law.

• Former President (Bâtonnier) of the French-speaking Bar of Brussels and former President of the Order of the French- and German-speaking Bars of Belgium (now, he is also active as member of the Belgian delegation in the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

• Beside his main activity, he is columnist on labour law for “l’Echo” and senior lecturer for second year students in law at the Université catholique de Louvain.


John Stuyck – European Media & Expats (Ackroyd Group)

John Stuyck

• For more than 20 years, John Stuyck was a Publisher for The Bulletin and managing director of Ackroyd Publications, a leading English-language media group in Brussels, catering to 250.000 strong international communities.

• He was also organiser of events such as the Welcome Fair, the Brussels International Days and Brussels Meets Europe. 

• He has witnessed the emergence of the regions in Belgium as well as the changes and opportunities it has presented for nimble players.


Colette Malcorps – University College Business/Marketing (Ephec)


• Colette Malcorps has been, since November 2001, Head of EPHEC Business College.

• She has been working with the whole team of lecturers to offer practical education to junior line executives, with a close link to the world of business.

• As Vice-Chancellor of EPHEC University College (4000 students), she is eager to continue to develop students’ mobility programs, using EPHEC’s extensive network of more than 100 partner institutions in many European regions and worldwide. She also wants to intensify relations with strong regional and international actors, coming from the academic or from the business world.


Ernest de Laminne de Bex – Economic Forum (Cidic)


 • Ernest de Lamine de Bex is the founder and President of CIDIC (Cercle International Diplomatique et Consulaire) and of CEDEC (Centre Européen de Diplomatie Economique). The CIDIC was created at the suggestion of some businessmen and diplomats who shared their concern about the need for greater efficiency in establishing economic contacts that are nowadays increasingly important in the exercise of their functions.

• Academic Advisor at the BDA (Brussels Diplomatic Academy in charge of Master in Economic Diplomacy tuitions at the Vlaams Universiteit Brussel), he is also CEO of the S.A. Colinet and Administrator of companies.


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