Together supporting microfinance
and microinsurance in the South

BRS Instituut

Experienced bankers who, after the end of their active career, provide assistance to our partners in the South.

Seeing how it works in practice

February 2010. Three volunteers of the BRS Instituut visited MUDEF, a savings and credit institution for female entrepreneurs in Cameroon. 

What is the BRS-Instituut?

The BRS Instituut is a group of directors and executives who, after the end of their active careers at in KBC Bank and Insurance, work as volunteers for BRS.

They make their specialist banking and insurance knowledge available to our partners in the South.

Thanks to this partnership with the KBC group, we have a unique source of current expertise.

What does the BRS-Instituut do?

  • It cooperates on studying new project applications
  • It cooperates on evaluating existing projects
  • It analyses cases and visits projects
  • It provides advice to partner bankers and insurers in the South when setting up their projects

The activities of all the volunteers focus on projects within one specific country or region.

The members of the BRS-Instituut

 

In front, from left to right

Lieve Meganck, Marc Bautmans, Patricia Hollinger

In the back, from left to right

Eric De Vos, Hugo Vleeracker, Albert Kessler, Gerry Vanhelmont, Piet Vandendriessche, William Brondeel, Hugo Vanderpooten, Jacques Morjaen

Not in the picture

Philippe Matthijs, Guido Poffé, Paul Vanheuverzwijn, Jacques De Raeymaeker.

Jacques De Raymaeker

Jacques De Raeymaeker (chairman)

Microfinance in Honduras

Email: jacques.deraeymaeker@gmail.com
Place of residence: 1982 Zemst

Relevant experience and expertise:
Extensive banking experience: client management with financial institutions worldwide, representation of Kredietbank in Spain, corporate banking at home and abroad and granting of international loans.
Assets for BRS: good knowledge of international banking in developing countries (Latin America). Active for CFP.
Languages: NL, FR, EN, ES  

William Brondeel

William Brondeel

Microfinance in Uganda

Email: william.brondeel@skynet.be
Place of residence: 3020 Herent

Relevant experience and expertise:
General management of international projects within the KBC Groep. Experience in leasing, management of savings funds, marketing, financial analysis, research department.
Assets for BRS: general management, granting of loans and leasing.
Languages: NL, FR, EN 

Eric De Vos

Eric De Vos

Microfinance in Togo

Email: devose@skynet.be
Place of residence: 1325 Dion-Valmont

Relevant experience and expertise:
Honorary managing director of CBC Banque S.A.
Assets for BRS: corporate and SME banking, international trade, transactional banking and financial markets
Languages: FR, NL, DE, EN

 

Patricia Hollinger

Microfinance in El Salvador

Email: phollinger@hotmail.com
Place of residence: 9620 Zottegem

 

 

Albert Kessler

Microinsurance in Togo, Benin and DR Congo

Email: ajokes@web.de
Place of residence: 1970 Wezembeek Oppem

Relevant experience and expertise:
Broad experience in insurance, institutional investments and financial reporting. Experience in expansion of insurers/banking insurers in central Europe. Experience in analysing investment dossiers (venture capital).
Assets for BRS: work experience in Africa (worked for two years as a maths teacher in Congo, life assurance in Rwanda for Munich Re)
Languages: NL, FR, EN, DE 

Jacques Morjean

Jacques Morjaen

Microfinance in Ecuador

Email: jdmm@telenet.be
Place of residence: 9250 Waasmunster

Relevant experience and expertise:
Ex-manager KBC Asset Management S.A. (Luxembourg).
Languages: NL, FR, EN, ES 

 

Philippe Matthijs

Microinsurance in Burkina Faso

Email: matthijsphilippe@gmail.com
Place of residence: 3390 Tielt Winge

Wim Moens

Wim Moens

Microfinance in Rwanda and Burundi

Email: wmoens@telenet.be
Place of residence: 8670 Oostduinkerke

Relevant experience and expertise:
30 years of granting loans at Kredietbank NV (now KBC).
Assets for BRS: good knowledge of Rwanda, via accompaniment during seven introductory journeys. Active at Ex-Change (country coordinator Rwanda).
Languages: NL, FR, EN

Guido Poffé 

Guido Poffe

soon more info

Email: guy.poffe@gmail.com
Place of residence: 3300 Tienen

Relevant experience and expertise:
soon more info.
Assets for BRS:
soon more info.
Languages: NL, FR, EN, DE (limited)

 
 

Piet Vandendriessche

Microfinance in Rwanda and Senegal

Email: Pietervandendriessche@telenet.be
Place of residence: 1850 Grimbergen 

Relevant experience and expertise:
35 years of experience at KBC, especially in export financing, sales network - in Belgium and the USA- for banking with companies and granting loans to companies, countries and financial institutions.
Assets for BRS:
2 years of development cooperation in Algeria as a law teacher, background in granting loans, interest in politics and macro- and microeconomic problems in countries in the South.
Languages: NL, FR, EN, (DE), (ES)
 
 

Hugo Vanderpooten

Microfinance in Uganda

Email: Hugovanderpooten@telenet.be
Place of residence: 1600 Sint Pieters Leeuw

 

Paul Van Heuverzwijn

Microinsurance in DR Congo

Email: paul.vanheuverzwijn@telenet.be
Place of residence: 3000 Leuven

Hugo Vleeracker 

Hugo Vleeracker

Microfinance in Togo

Email: hvl@vleeracker.be
Place of residence: 3060 Bertem

Relevant experience and expertise:
soon more info.
Assets for BRS:
soon more info.
Languages: NL, FR, EN, DE