Our team in Belgium

Since its foundation in 1982 (as a public utility foundation), the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation has been operating thanks to volunteers. The various governing bodies and working groups monitor all activities and their efficiency. In Belgium they focus on raising awareness and fundraising.

Board of Directors

Within Board of Directors:

  • Chairman:
    Gilles de Kerchove
  • Managing Director:
    Pascale Vandewiele-Van Assche – pascale@hubi-vinciane.be
  • Secretary:
    Muriel Verbiest-Billiau – muriel@hubi-vinciane.be
  • Drivers:
    Dr. Benoit Akando
    Marc Croonen
    Eunice Couthon
    Ingrid Hofkens-Van den Brandt – ingrid@hubi-vinciane.be
    Mark Neefs
    Jo Raveligien
    Chris Van der Vorst
    Dr. Elisabeth Vandewiele – elisabeth@hubi-vinciane.be
    Pol Vanmellaert – pol@hubi-vinciane.be
    Melchior Wathelet
  • Honorary presidents:
    Prof. dr. Dr. Marc Vervenne, honorary rector KU Leuven
    The late Prof. Dr. Piet Van Assche
    The late Prof. dr. Marcel Norré
    The late E.H. Basiel Maes, chairman of Broederlijk Delen
    The late Prof. dr. Luc Eyckmans, director Tropical Institute

Gilles de Kerchove

Gilles de Kerchove


Pascale Vandewiele-Van Assche

Managing Director, Hubi & Vinciane Foundation

Registered office
Kwakkelbosstraat 1, 3360 Bierbeek, Belgium
Wijngaardlaan 24, 3001 Heverlee (Tel 016 89 00 80 or 03 354 15 51)

In memoriam Piet Van Assche

On 04 March 2022, like wildfire, the news of the death of Mr. Piet VAN ASSCHE was received and shared by all: local staff, members, friends, and supporters of the Foundation.

Farewell to Marc Vervenne – Welcome to the new president Gilles de Kerchove

On 31 December 2021, Marc Vervenne handed over the presidency of the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation to Gilles de Kerchove. Marc Vervenne, who has been the president of our organization

Academic session on the occasion of the departure of president Marc Vervenne

On Thursday, 24 March, the Foundation honoured its outgoing president Marc Vervenne with an academic session in the promotion room of the KU Leuven.