Business Across Borders


Aula Vesalius – Leuven

Are you interested in an international career? Leuven has got you covered! Learn more about the role of finance in multinationals and our speakers’ experience all over the world.

What to expect?
— Panel Discussion and Free Reception afterwards!

Meet the speakers

  • Marthe de Proft

    VP iShares & Wealth Sales – Blackrock

    Marthe, after obtaining a degree in business engineering, started her career at Blackrock as an associate. Over the years, she rose up to Vice President iShares and Wealth Management in the asset management section of the Benelux.

  • Pascal Nizette

    CEO Emerging Markets – Ontex

    Pascal has worked in Belgium, the United States, Switzerland and India for startups and well-established companies in different sectors, including Huntsman (chemical industry), ADAM Software (software development), EY and Capco (consultancy), and Euroclear (finance). 

  • Lieven Vanlommel

    CEO – Foodmaker

    Lieven became CEO of Foodmaker in 2004 and has expanded the company into Belgium, The Netherlands and France.
     He won the award of ‘jonge ondernemer van het jaar’ in 2012 and is known in Belgium as a pioneer in the world of healthy food.

  • Wim Pauwels

    CEO – Pauwels Travel

    Wim took over his father’s travel company in 1991 and has been expanding it ever since. He has organised trips with Samsung, Orange, and even a casino. This has allowed him to build a strong network around the globe.