Nele Devolder, Association Director - Kellen
Nele Devolder joined Kellen Europe in 2001 and is an Association Director. Nele has over 15 years of experience in the management of national, European and international associations and is involved in strategic advices projects and consulting for trade associations and professional societies on a global level.
Her current assignments include the IALD, the International Association of Lighting Designers, for which she serves as their European office Manager.
Nele also serves as the Executive Director in Europe of the EU-Russia Industrialists’ Roundtable, a business platform composed of leaders of multinational companies from the EU and Russia.
She also leads the Kellen team that serves as the secretariat of the CEC, the Co-ordinating European Council for the Development of Performance Tests for Fuels, Lubricants and other Fluids and she is the Senior Manager of Operations for EUTC, the European Utilities Telecom Council.
Besides these long term assignments in the management of associations, Nele is also active in short term projects, mainly in Strategic Advice and Global Consulting.
Nele studied Communications at the EGON Hogeschool in Gent, Belgium. Before joining Kellen, she worked at KBC Bank and Ernst & Young Association Management. She is Belgian of Dutch mother tongue and speaks English, French and German.