Wim joined SMIT in 2014 and took up the role of Operations Manager. He is responsible for the operational management, including contracts, finance and HR and internal organization of the institute.
He holds a Master degree in Modern History (KULeuven) and followed postgraduates in International and European Law (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Business Administration (VLEKHO).
He started his career in a startup in the HR sector after which he moved to the field of international cooperation. For 12 years Wim worked for the international Red Cross in Belgium and abroad in various capacities, ranging from grant writer over project and program manager to head of mission. For the last three years he served as head of international operations of the Belgian Red Cross.