Alumni

Although the alumni do not participate in the Friday Group’s activities and thinking, they help members having an societal impact through coaching and mentoring activities. The alumni build bridges between generations and have their network and experience to offer. In return, they occasionally get a forum to vent their ideas and organise an activity. More info: alumni@v-g-v.be

Nicolas Baise

Nicolas Baise (1982)

Joeri Colson

Joeri Colson (1981)

Naïm Cordemans

Naïm Cordemans (1983)

Sam Deltour

Sam Deltour (1985)

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye (1983) is a lecturer assistant Professor at Imperial College London, a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab, and a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard IQSS. He recently received his Ph.D. in computational privacy from MIT. His research aims at understanding how the unicity of human behavior impacts the privacy of individuals--through re-identification or inference--in large-scale metadata datasets such as mobile phone, credit cards, or browsing data. Yves-Alexandre was recently named an Innovator under 35 for Belgium (TR35). His research has been published in Science and Nature SRep. and covered by the BBC, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Le Monde, Die Spiegel, Die Zeit, El Pais as well as in his TEDx talks. His work on the shortcomings of anonymization has appeared in reports of the World Economic Forum, United Nations, OECD, FTC, and the European Commission. Before coming to MIT, he was a researcher at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. Yves-Alexandre worked for the Boston Consulting Group and acted as an expert for both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations. He is a member of the OECD Advisory Group on Health Data Governance. Over a period of 6 years, he obtained an M.Sc. from Louvain in Applied Mathematics, a M.Sc. (Centralien) from Ecole Centrale Paris, a M.Sc. from KULeuven in Mathematical Engineering as well as his B.Sc. in engineering at Louvain.

Michiel De Muynck

Michiel De Muynck (1985)

Romanie Dendooven

Romanie Dendooven (1985)

Thomas Dermine

Thomas Dermine (1985)

Ferdi De Ville

Ferdi De Ville (1985)

Soumia El Majdoub

Soumia El Majdoub (1983)

Soo Yang Geuzaine

Soo Yang Geuzaine (1980)

Pierre Harkay

Pierre Harkay (1984)

Jonathan Holslag

Jonathan Holslag (1981)

Benjamin Muylaert

Benjamin Muylaert (1984)

Maxime Parmentier

Maxime Parmentier (1985)

Thomas Renard

Thomas Renard (1983)

François Toussaint

François Toussaint (1983)

Brieuc Van Damme

Brieuc Van Damme is an economist and the founding manager of consulting firm Baere Craft. He has been the deputy chief of cabinet of Social Policy and Public Health Minister Maggie De Block. He also advised deputy prime minister Alexander De Croo on health and social issues. Brieuc was a member of the General Council of INAMI and the executive board of the Federal Expertise Center on Healthcare (KCE). In 2013, Brieuc co-founded the Friday Group, a political platform for young professionals supported by the King Baudouin Foundation, which he chaired until 2017. He worked as a researcher for the think-tank Itinera, and taught an economics class at Ghent and Antwerp University. He has published numerous policy papers, and authored the book ‘The Grey Gold’ (Roularta, 2010). Through op-eds, interviews and conferences, he regularly intervenes in the public debate. He commutes between the capital of the Arctic, Tromso (NO), and Europe’s powerhouse Brussels (BE).

Roxane van Heurck

Roxane van Heurck (1985)