Our team is composed of people who dedicate their time, passion and effort in bringing Ideas Worth Spreading in Brussels. The community and conversations we create through these events are just as important to us as the ideas themselves.
Scroll down to meet the amazing team (core members, mentors and volunteers) making this year’s event happen !
2019 Core members
After studying in different countries and working at the Brussels Chamber of Commerce, at Proximus and at Agilitas Group, Dilhan is now enrolled in an Advanced Master at Solvay. As a huge concentration of energy and happy ambition, he loves to travel, learn and share. On top of that, Dilhan is an idealist that strongly believes in an individual’s power to have an impact on its environment and in human relations. He started at TEDxULB as Head of Strategy & Marketing. His role is now to insure that all activities are aligned and that communication flows smoothly among all stakeholders.
Félice Van Impe
Head Of Logistics
Having a lot of business knowledge acquired by her master’s in business economics at the KUL in Belgium, and now doing an Advanced Master of Innovation and Strategic Management at the Solvay Brussels School, Félice wanted to put these business skills into practice by joining the TEDxULB team. She is an open-minded student who likes to set new goals like training for marathons, learning new languages, gaining more knowledge by reading books etc. She is very enthusiastic about the TED event and she wants to learn the most out of it. Next to this, she loves having fun with friends while sipping cocktails and eating desserts.
Head Of Speakers
After finishing his Industrial Engineering studies at ECAM Brussels in 2018, Brieuc decided to broaden his business’ knowledge and therefore started an Advanced Master at Solvay Business School. Trying to grasp the most out of this last University year, Brieuc joined the TEDxULB team because it has always been a source of new insights and a way to hear and learn about thoughtful new ideas for him. This was the perfect opportunity to make his contribution to the organisation, certainly by taking responsibility for the 2019’s speakers.
Head Of HR, Logistics
Crossfitter, Lilia is always looking for exceeding limits. Both in sport and real life, team spirit is a real value for her.
With a background in human resources and different experiences in the business world, Lilia handles different issues that affect our society. After having been at the head of her student organization and having managed a team of 15 people, she discovered the issues that arise around management and leadership. She is writing for the moment her dissertation on motivation to work in the Big Four environment.
Tim Van Overstraeten
Head Of Finance, Logistics
Tim is a enthousiast Belgian student with a background in bio-science engineering. Ever since he graduated from high-school, has he been active in social organisations. He co-founded a party-organisation at the age of 18 years, was active in a youth movement as financial responsible, and has been president of a student fraternity whilest in university. He likes to swim and read in his free time, apart from grabbing a beer (or more… many more) with old pals.
He is responsible to oversee the financial aspects of TEDxULB 2019, and aids in the logistics organisation.
Head of Sponsorship
Developed already some serious skills over the past years during his Masters in finance and risk at KUL Brussels. Decided to chase an advanced master at Solvay in order to get ready for the future. A socially engaged teamplayer that already has some skills in management and leadership through his leading position in his charity service club.
As he states “TEDxULB is the perfect event for me to contribute to a large event and to come in contact with interesting people and ideas”. He is responsible for the creation of partnerships between TEDxULB and sponsors that will help to make the 2019 edition a great success.
Head Of Marketing
Diana is a postgraduate student with a double degree MA in International Communication. For the past 3 years, she studied and lived in 7 different countries with the aim to gain professional experience. She worked in international teams for diverse projects gaining intercultural experience through companies like: Discover EU, Influenza Hub, Ikea. After a couple months at the Digital Communication agency, ZN Consulting, that was already helping the TEDxULB organisation, she decided to join the adventure for good and was proposed to integrate the lead team as head of marketing.
Yvan Belmonte Cespedes
Project of Sponsorship
Yvan is currently Project Manager at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in Brussels. Plus, he is part of the TEDx adventure for the 3rdyear in a row. Curious he spends a lot of time reading all kinds of books, chess player, always very enthusiastic and full of energy he never stops.
His catchword? "Have less, share more". He is once more very happy to be part of this human, unique and rewarding experience.
CEO @ ZN Consulting
Author of 'Hyperthinking', Phil Weiss is an entrepreneur and strategic thinker who has been working with leading corporations for the past two decades. He speaks for audiences around the world on range of topic related to digital communication, disruption, innovation and technology. In 2009, Philip helped co-found TEDxBrussels (tedxbrussels.eu). He is today, with his team and company, the main support of TEDxULB.
Operational Manager @ Solvay BS
Co-founder of the TEDxULB and Operations Manager at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in Brussels, Nicolas’ motto is: "We're doing it to inspire and change the world!".
Considered as the senior of the team, he loves creating stuff, learn and drink coffee. One day, he wants to open a school, foster urban permaculture and hopefully make the world a better place.
Co-Founder and Mentor
Equipped with a creative-cartesian mindset, Daphné decided to graduate in Architecture, followed by a MA in Creativity and Marketing from Solvay Business School.
Driven by the passion to share ideas, she launched the first edition of TEDxULB 6 years ago together with Nicolas. Now, Daphé is up to new challenges and will soon launch her entrepreneurial project around pet welfare. She has advised and trained the past #TEDxULB speakers and is therefor excited to finally share the stage with the speakers
Program manager of Digital Business @ KdG Antwerp
Clo Willaerts is a marketing professional with over 30,000 Twitter followers and extensive experience in internet business. A new media virtuoso, she never tires of teaching and learning about digital technology and the impact it has on our daily lives.
She was part of the first organising team from TEDxBrussels and decided to share her experience with the young team of TEDxULB.
Senior Advisor @ EY
26 years of business practice as a consultant, a manager or a leader for private and public enterprises.
16 years of practice in General Management position (transforming and developing).
11 years Teaching strategy & entrepreneurship in business schools in Brussels and abroad and 9 years of daily Business chronicles on the radio.
Bruno is a mentor and a friend that has helped everytime he was called for.
Anne Sophie Mus
Taonga Grace Banda
Hiba El Mouchtahiq
Félice Van Impe
Tim Van Overstraeten