Board of Directors

Thomas LEYSEN, Chairman

  • Chairman, King Baudouin Foundation
  • Chairman, KBC Group Board of Directors
  • Member of the Trilateral Commission, European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), and Global Advisory Council of Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan

Luc TAYART de BORMS, Treasurer

  • Managing Director, King Baudouin Foundation
  • Treasurer, Network of European Foundations (NEF)
  • Former Chair of the European Foundation Centre (EFC)

Me Jacques LEMIEUX, Secretary

  • Lawyer, Strategic legal and business advisor, B. Sc. (Microbiology), LL.L (civil law), LL.B (common law), MBA. ICD.D
  • Member of the Board Cobalt Intelligence inc.
  • Member of the Board SE 2 inc.
  • Member of the Board and Secretary, CEPSEM (Conseil des entreprises privées en santé et mieux-être)
  • Member of the Independent Review Committee of Palos Equity Income Fund
  • Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and Anges Quebec
  • Member of the Quebec Bar


  • P.Eng, M.A.Sc., ICD.D, President of MDCI consultants
  • Board Member Sépaq (Société des Etablissements de Plein Air du Québec)
  • Board Member Québec Oiseaux


  • Senior Vice-President, Environment, Health and Safety, Umicore


  • President Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) from 2001 to 2019
  • Director of CARE Canada, and Indspire.
  • Former Director of Imagine Canada and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada
  • Member of the Order of Canada


  • Ambassador of Belgium to Canada