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Véronique Willems elected as UEAPME’s new Secretary General


16 Dec 2016


Innovation & Enterprise
At  the  UEAPME (1) General  Assembly  yesterday,  Véronique  Willems  was unanimously elected as new Secretary General of UEAPME. She will take over as from January 2017 and succeed Peter Faross, who led UEAPME over the last three years. Since 2009, she is the Head of European affairs at UNIZO (UEAPME Belgian member organisation) and has been responsible for advocacy on policies affecting SMEs at EUlevel. In January 2016, she was nominated deputy to the SMErepresentative for Belgium at the European Economic and Social Committee.  Ms Willems started  her  career  at  UNIZO  in  1999  as  Policy  Officer  in  charge  of  SME education and counselling and went on to work at the regional office (VlaamsBrabant & Brussel) as responsible for advocacy at regional level, mentorship programs and individual counselling for entrepreneurs. Ms  Willems holds a Law  degree  from  Vrije  Universiteit  Brussels  and  a  Master’s  Degree  in Commercial sciences / Business management from VLEKHO Brussels.
(1) the European Employers Association for SMEs