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Qui est Marc?

Juriste de formation, j’ai plusieurs décennies d'expérience à la croisée de l'expertise, de la politique publique, de la société et du monde des entreprises. Ma carrière est un mélange de recherche, d'enseignement, de missions et de rôles de direction, aux États-Unis, en Europe, en Australie et en Asie, dans le monde universitaire, dans les services aux entreprises et dans l’univers des ‘think-tanks’. 


En tant que consultant en stratégie, je connecte les tendances du marché et les tendances hors marché au niveau transnational pour des entreprises, organisations ou institutions publiques en phase de croissance ou de changement. À l'Université de Gand, j'enseigne et explore le droit social, l'Union européenne, la mondialisation et les droits fondamentaux dans les entreprises.

Q&A

  • Who are you as a person?
    Keep it simple. I am enthusiastic, direct, spontaneous, honest, and humble. Values and ambition are crucial ingredients in all my activities and projects.
  • What drives you?
    To help in making a difference. A positive impact on society and the planet. Working together with driven and genuine people, that gives me energy and inspiration.
  • Who are your examples?
    There is history and its figures: an endless source. I have also had the privilege to benefit from many masters: my parents, legendary teachers and professors, senior mentors at the bar, forceful entrepreneurs, experienced CEOs, excellent personal coaches. International experience, especially in the US, has broadened my horizon. And I learn ever more from the younger generations and their creativity, that’s the advantage of getting older!
  • What is your biggest success?
    That is yet to come! And there is no such thing as ‘your success’. You are always standing on someone’s shoulders and it is always teamwork. That’s were real satisfaction lies, the rest is mostly ego. I find satisfaction in renewing and building organisations. I have been lucky to be able to do that, at Ghent University, at Itinera, at Macquarie in Sydney, always leaving a good legacy.
  • What is your biggest failure?
    One always makes mistakes. There is no progress without failure. What is important is to learn: you have to be grateful for mistakes. My biggest disappointments come from unethical behaviour. In Australia I oversaw a transformation, complicated by the COVID-crisis and downsizing. Big changes and big results, but a part of the (ex-)staff were unhappy. A complaint was fabricated while I was on carer’s leave in Belgium. But with empathy one can also learn from that.
  • What makes you enthusiastic?
    The times we are in, with enormous opportunities for renewal, in greening the economy, energy transition, new globalisation, technology, talent, the European Union, NATO. We have unique years ahead.
  • What makes you worried?
    The same things, because we may not grasp the opportunities through lack of vision, ambition, unity or capacity. We also have crucial years ahead.
  • If there is one advice you would give, what is it?
    I have three. One: always keep pushing on! Two: never compromise on your core values: it is better to walk. Three: spend a significant period abroad. You will then realise what cultural differences mean and how people project their cultural perception and bias on you. Confronting, but so important to learn!

Engagement

Conseil Supérieur de l’Emploi

Cet organe politique officiel surveille les mesures liées à la promotion de l’emploi et à la politique en matière d’emploi, et il examine les propositions visant à favoriser la création d’emplois. 

JobRoad AISBL

JobRoad accompagne des personnes issues de groupes défavorisés dans leur recherche d’un emploi adapté chez un employeur approprié. L’approche totalement personnalisée brise les barrières de la langue, de la mobilité et des compétences qui entravent l’accès facile au marché du travail.

Itinera Institute

Le groupe de réflexion Itinera est un espace de liberté dédié à développer, de manière audacieuse et constructive, une expertise stratégique nécessaire à un meilleur avenir et à une meilleure gouvernance du pays.

i-mens

i-mens est une organisation de soins indépendante qui sert tout le monde, à chaque étape de la vie. D'avant la naissance à la dernière phase de la vie. I-mens apporte tous les soins à votre domicile afin que vous puissiez continuer à prendre le contrôle de votre propre vie.

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