Kristel van der Elst
- Co-Founder and CEO, The Global Foresight Group
- Director General, Canada Policy Horizons
- Visiting Professor, College of Europe
- Member of multiple global advisory and expert committees
- Former Senior Director, Head of Strategic Foresight, and member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
Kristel Van der Elst has 17 years of experience in forward-looking strategy and policy advisory roles. She works with senior executives and policy makers including heads of state, ministers, heads of international organisations and think tanks, and CEOs providing the insights, resources and processes to help them turn long-term strategic thinking into actions and impacts.
She is a member of the OECD Governmental Foresight Community, the Strategic Foresight for Research & Innovation Policy in Horizon 2020 (SFRI) European Commission Expert Group, and the Independent Advisory Committee to the Global Burden of Disease initiative.
Kristel is an established author, speaker, moderator and certified facilitator.
Kristel is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe and teaches in Executive Education progammes at Said Business School, University of Oxford and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Kristel holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a Masters in Development Cooperation from the University of Ghent, and a Masters in Commercial Engineering from the Free University of Brussels. She is a Fulbright Scholar and Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar.
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