Team

The BCT exists by the grace of its members but the day-to-day operation is run by a small group of volunteers (BCT-Team).

This team is open for re-election each year. Each member of the team is committed to the best of his/her ability and spare time to organize interesting and fun activities for the Belgian community in Thailand. 

We have activities that appeal to the sporty among us (tennis, sailing), families (Saint-Nicolas, Easter), the social ones (our get2gether) or the ones in need of a cultural challenge (museum visits, concerts, movies).  One way or the other, there is a pick for everyone.

 

The BCT Committee for 2016-2017:

 

Valérie Brouwers

I am Valerie Brouwers. I am originally from Mechelen. In the beginning of 2016, my husband got offered this job opportunity within his firm which required us to move to Bangkok, Thailand. For me it is my first expat experience but my husband already worked as an expat in China. We arrived in Bangkok in June 2016, and ever since it has been a really nice and rich experience. I engaged myself for BCT since I think it is important to create an atmosphere and a place where Belgians can meet and have fun. Since I am quite new in Bangkok, I will mainly occupy myself with promotion on FB and the website. Of course I will also be a helping hand for my fellow team members in organizing events.

     

 

Julie du Bois

Expatriated with my family since 2008, we made a first "five years stop" in Poland before coming in Thailand. We have started our fourth year in Bangkok in August 2016. I have two children of 12 and 9 years old. In my previous life, I was working as an Intensive Cares' nurse and teaching in a Nursing school in Brussels. As volunteer, I was president of "Cracovie Accueil" during 3 years and I am still involved here with the "National Museum Volunteers (NMV)". I did the Membership for two years and now I am organizing Monthly Lectures at the Museum. Therefore, I hope to bring a special little touch of art and culture in BCT.

     

 

Anneke Leysen

Two years ago my husband and I embarked upon a new adventure, we moved to Bangkok! A life very different from the one in Brussels. Back in Belgium, I studied in Leuven and Brussels. Before moving to Thailand, I worked as an attaché involved with economic studies for the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency. 
I joined the BCT to get to know our Belgian community better. I will be involved in organizing events. Let’s share some experiences together. I hope to meet all of you soon! 

     

 

Marie Logé

After studies, Marie started her career in banking. The late 2000s weren’t the best time to be start in finance, and she wanted to have a tangible product to work with. Thanks to the prince Albert fund, she packed up everything to see more of Asia. There she stumbled on a Belgian SME: BKS implanted in Malaysia, immediately loved it and has been working for them ever since. After 3 years in Kuala Lumpur, she recently moved to Bangkok to open their new office. Passionated about sports, she is delighted to join the BCT team, connect with other Belgians and share some happy moments.

     

 

Marie-Anne Nicolaïdès

Bonjour, je m’appelle Marie-Anne Nicolaïdès et je suis arrivée à Bangkok en août 2015. Ik ben de mama van Camille die in Parijs werkt en leeft en van Alexis die hier in Bangkok woont en studeert.
I am currently working (specialized in finance) on development and cooperation projects in Thailand, Laos and Malaysia. I should stay in Bangkok 4 years…..
Avant de venir à Bangkok, j’étais en poste au Maroc, dans la ville de Rabat.
J’ai découvert le Belgian club l’année dernière lors du match de foot Belgique-Irlande qui fut une soirée mémorable….. on y croyait! 

     

 

Dominique Olivier

Expatriée en 2012 à 51 ans, je suis arrivée à Bangkok avec mon plus jeune fils, Pierre-Guillaume alors âgé de 16 ans.  J’ai toujours beaucoup voyagé professionnellement mais l’expatriation à Bangkok est la première. J’y travaille pour une société américaine et suis en charge des Ressources Humaines pour l’Asie Pacifique. Pierre Guillaume étudie maintenant au Canada et j’ai deux autres fils de 27 ans – Nicolas, Analyste Financier, et Hadrien  qui termine ses études de médecin et qui est actuellement en stage au Cambodge. J’ai rejoint récemment le BCT pour rencontrer d’autres belges à Bangkok, aider le plus possible l’équipe dans l’organisation des évènements sociaux et faire connaitre le club et ses activités à Bangkok.

     

 

Cécile Roquiny

I'm on the road since August 2010 with my husband Philippe, my son Jean (12y) and my two daughters Eve (10y) and Line (7y). After Yokohama (Japan) and Abingdon (Virginia), we have settled in Bangkok since July 2015!
Our main home is located between Namur and Charleroi, but my home-town is Chimay (Cheers !-). I have studied in Namur and Louvain-la-Neuve and worked as actuary in Brussels before following my husband around the World and gaining expertise in home-made dessert cooking (waffle, chocolate cake or mousse, Speculoos ice-cream …) !
I have really enjoyed BCT activities and I am now proud to be in the BCT committee. I will do my best to ensure the club remains a great source of friendship and a great place where all Belgians and friends will enjoy meeting and participating in the activities we will organize.