Loïc van Cutsem
International Partnerships Director, Ashoka
Loïc studied International Business Management at UCL in Belgium and at the WU in Vienna. He was involved in numerous social initiatives during his studies, including the set-up of an education program in Bolivia. Before moving towards strategy and organizational consultancy, he started his career in marketing and finance in the telecom sector. His strong desire to combine his passion for social and environmental impact with his business background led him to becoming Director of Sustainability/CSR for the major Belgian telecom operator.
As his passion for social entrepreneurship grew stronger, he co-created an accelerator for social enterprises embedded in a larger support ecosystem, called Oksigen. In parallel to his managerial role within Oksigen, Loïc coached and advised numerous social enterprises willing to sustain their activities and grow their impact. Loïc co-founded and still is active in the Board of several social enterprises. He is also a private expert in the GECES Expert Group of the European Commission since 2015.
With Ashoka Austria/CEE, Loïc focuses mainly on developing the Impact Transfer Agency, that supports the transfer of proven social innovations into new geographies. http://ashoka-cee.org/impact-transfer