Karel Uyttendaele is the coordinator of the program Circular Migration for African higher educated, and has interviewed more than 500 young engineers and economists in Burundi, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali & Senegal on the topic of industrialization of Africa. As a former Manager at Agoria and Business Director at Hewlett-Packard, he has 45 years of experience in global industrial value chains, in particularly in West-Africa. His writings on investments in Africa appear in various national magazines and he holds passionate talks about large scale investments in Africa as the leverage for development.
Uzo Madu is an integrated communications professional with deep knowledge of EU Public Affairs. She is founder and board member of the non profit organization What’s in it for Africa, a media outfit dedicated to providing informed debate and analysis about crucial policy decisions affecting the political and business relationships between Europe and Africa.
Prof. Dr. Nikolay Dentchev
Nikolay Dentchev is professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at the Solvay Business School, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, researching Sustainable Innovations, Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility. He currently seats the Chair for Social Entrepreneurship at the VUB, bringing the academic and business world together in researching sustainable business-models.
Prof. Dr. Patrick Develtere
Patrick Develtere is Principal Adviser for European Social Policy at the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the in-house think tank of the European Commission. He is also part-time professor at the University of Leuven, teaching development cooperation, researching the emergence of non-state actors and their relations with the state, private sector and international cooperation.
Jean Bossuyt (Moderator)
Jean Bossuyt is Head of Strategy of the European Centre for Development Policy Management, where he focuses on ACP-EU cooperation and is involved in policy work on issues related to governance, civil society participation, and reform processes. He did fieldwork in several ACP countries and has published extensively on ACP-EU cooperation.