Helping talented young Belgian professionals acquire experience in conducting international projects
Their mission is to to help talented young professionals discover and develop their true international leadership potential and so contribute to the development of the Belgian economy and Belgian international business by leveraging Belgian companies and organisations.
For three decades, the Prince Albert Fund has helped young Belgian professionals develop an international career by giving them opportunity to manage a 12-month business project for a Belgian company outside Europe. This very selective entrepreneurial international experience has contributed to the careers of hundreds young people, who since have achieved senior leadership positions as entrepreneurs or in international business. In this way, the Fund has succeeded in its aim to drive talent that will make a difference to society in general.
A princely tribute to Belgian foreign trade
The Prince Albert Fund was set up in 1984 by the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (VBO-FEB) and the King Baudouin Foundation to mark the 50th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Albert, later to become the sixth King of the Belgians. The Fund’s aim was to embody the vision of a group of captains of industries to promote Belgian business abroad.
30th anniversary event – a time to take stock of their three-decade legacy
On the 2nd of April 2015, the Prince Albert Fund celebrated its 30th anniversary. At this occasion His Royal Highness King Albert handed over the reins of the fund to his daughter Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid.
This was a unique occasion to return to the original focus of the founders and to overview the long-term impact. The new Chairman exposed his plans for the future of the Fund: PAF 2.0.