Who are you and what do you do?
I have been working for 6 years at Triodos Bank in Brussels, as a Senior Relationship Manager, structuring sustainable loans for Healthcare and SME clients. I meet and finance many projects holders promoting positive impacts for the environment and/or the community. Triodos Bank only finances sustainable projects for more than 30 years on ! My job allows me to help business men and women to realize their projects. I have been interested in sustainable development since I am a student. I have the chance to work for a bank which acts in transparency and corresponds 100% to my values. As a young father of two children I want to contribute to a better future through my job. This engagement and motivation I give it to my clients and colleagues too.
What competences would make you a good Generation T?
With more than 12 years’ experience in the financial sector, I have developed a good expertize and network in project financing. In particular in the organic food industry, in circular economy and in the healthcare industry. I am convinced those sectors are critical for many people to build up a better future. I will be proud to represent Triodos Bank in Generation T
Give specific example(s) on how your projects or activities make a difference and initiate change.
I am a trainer for young starter for Greenlab in Brussels. This program for young starters generated the creation of several start-ups over the last 5 years.
I financed many sustainable projects including the renovation of hospitals in low-energy consuming buildings, a passive youth hostel in Molenbeek (Meininger), many organic shops and restaurants, an organic and fair trade chocolate factory, start-ups. And so on
Also the first day care center for autist people in Brussels.
Who inspired you? What made you first passionate about sustainability?
Muhammad Yunus, the father of Microcredit. I have a lot of admiration for his capacity and determination to transform finance and improve the life of millions of people.