Nathalie van Ypersele de Strihou
Nathalie van Ypersele de Strihou is Senior Consultant at Akkanto, a consulting firm in communication, based in Brussels. She also helps small societal initiatives to have more and better media coverage in Belgium. She was previously Editor-in-Chief of Trends-Tendances, the number one business weekly magazine in Belgium. She started her professional career in 1997 at Trends-Tendances, where she was promoted to Senior Writer. She has been head interviewer for Belgian and international politicians and business leaders. She won two Press Prizes for her inside business stories. Van Ypersele holds a BA in Political Sciences and a post-graduate degree in Journalism. To foster her leadership skills, she has graduated from the executive programme Coaching and Consulting for Change at INSEAD. She is a Laureate of the Prince Philippe Foundation, which supports projects between the Flemish and the French communities in Belgium. She organizes various discussion groups with high-level speakers on societal issues.