Testimonials

In the last three decades over 360 talented young professionals and some 120 international companies have benefited from their association with the Prince Albert Fund.  Find out how the Fund has contributed to their personal career development and international business expansion, as they share with us their experiences below.

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Find out more about what a Prince Albert assignment can look like through our alumni testimonials

Find out more about what a Prince Albert assignment can look like through our alumni testimonials

 

Kaat De Sutter

Greenpan - Hong Kong

“This project transformed me into a full project manager. I became more pro-active, more creative and flexible.”

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Annabel Van Orshoven

Durabilis - Burkina Faso

“I learned to take ownership of my decisions and take the consequences if things go wrong.”

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Caroline Kindermans

Ageas - Hong Kong

“I experienced the challenges of working with partnerships in countries across Asia first-hand.”

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Rutger Callewier

Decospan - New York

“I became more self-aware and got to know myself better during my Prince Albert Fund project.”

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Louis Hoet

DEME - Singapore

“I have come across people and situations that I feel have made me a better person.”

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Stephanie Tang

Newtree - San Francisco

“Spending one year in San Francisco exposed me to new business concepts and innovative working methods.”

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Charles van Haverbeke

Zentrick - New York

“I had the privilege of experiencing a real start-up from up close, including the successes and pitfalls.”

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Michiel Van Hooreweder

Materialise - Malaysia

“Looking back at my project, I’m happy to see the immense learning curve I had.”

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Bernard Vinckier

Sibelco - Thailand

“I already had the opportunity to work abroad before my Prince Albert Fund project, but thanks to the grant, I had the chance to work for a great comp

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Ruben Donceel

Nguvu Utilities - Rwanda

“I’ve learned to develop a business in a different culture, but also learned what it means to live in this culture.”

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Sebastiaan Vanhecke

Cardwise / Xpenditure - São Paulo

Challenging, entrepreneurial, intense, … my project had it all

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Stefaan Vandooren

Unilin - South-East Asia.

For me, the Prince Albert Fund project was an opportunity to put things into perspective and to confirm my passion and strength.

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Jerome Vandegeerde

Schreder - China

The cultural training of the Prince Albert Fund is of utmost importance because to succeed you must understand the people and the environment.

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Kristel Van den Bergh

Materialise - China

The Prince Albert Fund exceeded my expectations in terms of development, both on a personal and professional level.

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Floriane Uyttenhove

Lhoist - Malaysia

I have now the confirmation that the “heavy industry” and especially Mining / Minerals is a sector that really interests me.

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Benjamin Praet

Origis Energy - Chile

The experience, the new skills as well as meeting new people paved the way for many new professional opportunities that I didn’t have before the proje

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Lauren Peeters

IMDC - Bangkok

One of the main reasons I applied for the Prince Albert Fund programme was to sharpen my strategic skills.

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Marie-Amélie Lenaerts

Durabilis - Guatemala

Receiving complete autonomy on a project was both challenging and exciting”

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Pieter Josson

iMinds - USA

This experience clearly demonstrated the potential knowledge and guidance you can receive from your network to me.

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Caroline Houben

UCB Biopharma - Brazil

The Prince Albert Fund gave me the opportunity to further develop my management skills.

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Karolien Claes

Materialise - Malaysia

I expected this year to be a practical MBA, and I really do think that this is true.

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Stijn De Keyser

Barco - Hong Kong

My project has significantly increased my knowledge of emerging economies, more specifically Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Laurent De Smedt

Univeg - Argentina

In terms of management skills, I made a great leap forward in Argentina.

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Stefaan Cortebeeck

Materialise - Malaysia

This project has given me more insight and understanding in a promising high value technology, namely 3D printing, especially in the high value medica

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Jessica Blondeel

Puratos Corporation - USA

This Prince Albert Fund experience has taught me to think out of the box, multitask, be proactive and considerate of my colleagues and customers.

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Pieter-Jan Baert

Umicore - India

The Prince Albert Fund project gave me the opportunity to demonstrate my attitudes and mindset for approaching challenges to a potential employer.

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Pieter Wilmots

Unilin bvba - USA

During his mission to Atlanta, Georgia he did business development for the Belgian company Unilin.

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Jean louis Van Marcke

Stow - China

20 years ago, Jean Louis wanted to set up his own company. In China he set up a manufacturing plant.

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Julie Abraham

CBR Cimenteries - China

Coming back to Belgium, her experience in China helped her career by giving her the legitimisation she needed to confirm her position as CEO.

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Francis Ottevaere

ABN Amro - India

In India, Francis discovered, the simplest things can become very complicated.

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Nicolas Greant

Waterleau - Hong Kong

Thanks to his Prince Albert Fund project, Nicolas learned how to do things on the field.

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Koen Decourt

Econation - South Africa

“The Prince Albert Fund gives a boost to your professional career by building your network and opening a lot of doors."

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Jasmine De Clerck

UCB Pharma - India

In India she investigated several back office services, to see what could be outsourced.

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Nicolas Geuens

DBA Groupe - USA

Abroad, he learned how to work with different cultures, even within the Western world, and how to conduct business in a different language.

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Michiel De Potter

Etex Group - Malaysia

Michiel learned how to use Kuala Lumpur as a transport hub for the entire Asia Pacific Region.

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Peter Desutter

Vermedia Pharma - Russia

Working in two different countries, as a Brand, Sales, Marketing and Project Manager is a lot. But not for Peter Desutter!

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