Belgian, Secretary General of the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, based in Brussels, Belgium.
Lieven is a founding member of Child Help, a development cooperation organization and a board member of the Belgian Platform Disability and Development Cooperation. He is also a member of the Executive Management Team of the Flour Fortification Initiative.
He is personally involved in issues of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (Lieven has a 26 year old brother with SBH).
After his secondary education, he spent a year in Iowa, USA as an exchange student. He graduated in architecture in 2001, and completed a Master in General Management and European Human Resource Management at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. Finishing his thesis on performance indicators for non-profit organisations he spent three months in Denmark and Iceland. He has experience in leading projects sponsored by the European Commission and the Flemish government concerning employment for long term unemployed and low skilled people, and in managing a regional centre for social economy, consulting starting businesses. Lieven is also active in an exchange organisation.