After his Master in Law at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Lucas notably worked in an Italian law firm specialising in data protection and the law of new technologies and as a research assistant at the Centre for European Law of the ULB.
He is now a Lawyer at the Namur Bar (Wallonia) and a part-time teaching assistant at the KU LEUVEN Center for IT and IP Law (CiTiP).
Lucas is also former Vice President in charge of Marketing for ELSA Belgium (2019/2020). Prior joining the National Board, he was an active member in ELSA Brussels in the STEP (PD) department. During the term 2020/2021, Lucas was also Director for ELSA Law Schools in ELSA Belgium (and co-head of organising committee of the SELS Belgium on EU Institutional Law) and Director for International Relations in ELSA Italy.
My goal is to promote and support non-profit management through strategic change, innovation and good governance practices on a national and international level. I am devoted to the idea that non-profit association management has a lot to learn from good governance strategies and long-term, sustainable planning.
As Association Coordinator at Dentons Global Advisors Interel, I have currently the chance to act as Operations & Society Coordinator for International Associations.
I am Apolline, graduate of ULB in Public and International Law and of the Vlerick Business School in International Management and Strategy. Since 2016, I have held various positions within ELSA Brussels and ELSA Belgium. I started as a member of the Study Visit Committee (2016-2017), then became Vice President Professional Development (2 years in a row; 2017-2019). At national level, I was National Director Professional Development (2017-2018), then Vice President Professional Development (2018-2019) and finally National President (2019-2020). ELSA has been a life-changing experience for me. Coming from the countryside of Belgium, I craved international exposure and opportunities to exceed my previous limits. I have loved every bit of my ELSA experience during which I learned to plan strategically in Greece with the 43 other presidents. I turned problems into solutions by getting inspired by my Swiss and German colleagues. I made my first steps into “lobbyism” in Azerbaïdjan and improved my holistic view when working on the Advocacy project. I never could have imagined that it was possible. I will be forever grateful that this experience has given me personal, professional growth and friends for life. In addition to my involvement in the association, I have now also learned a considerable amount from my studies in Vlerick and feel confident to pass on my experience to ELSA members who wish to do so.