Michel Ballieu - Executive Director, Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe
Michel Ballieu studied economics at the University of Brussels, and holds a postgraduate in Management from the Solvay Institute. He gained his first professional experiences, mainly within BASF and Xerox, by coaching and managing sales teams, including several years of marketing management at the multinational level throughout the European Union.
18 years ago he entered the non-profit world by running the European Operations of the Up with People exchange student programme. Later he acted as the European Executive Director for several US based professional associations (on behalf of MCI). In 2006 he became CEO of ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation, overseeing a team of 26 professionals. He retired in 2016.
Today he works as an association adviser, and in that capacity acts as the Executive Director for the BioMed Alliance.
As a volunteer, he served as a board member of the European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA) and the ecancer medical science Foundation (ecms), and as Past-President of the Association’s Conference Forum (AC Forum). He also is an active ESAE member and a member of its Education Committee.