Using this vision as a springboard, 3 young professionals decided to join forces. Nick Huysmans, Manager BDO Risk Advisory, Katleen Coppens, Consultant BDO Strategy & Transformation, and Wannes Rousseau, Project Manager BDO Marketing & Communication, together launched Young BDO, following the example of our northern neighbours. “Young BDO wants to make the difference by actively listening to, and learning from, our passionate young professionals,” Nick Huysmans explains. “We want to organise a (cross-business) workshop, event or keynote at least once per quarter. In order to create a stronger sense of connection among colleagues and with the organisation as a whole.”
The kick-off event at The Refuge in La Hulpe was a big hit. “During a visit to our office in La Hulpe, we discovered by chance a walkway, strategically hidden among the trees, which led to the log cabins of The Refuge. The perfect location for a pleasant afterwork with music provided by Olivier, our in-house DJ,” Wannes Rousseau recalls with satisfaction.