Luc Tayart de Borms


Managing Director, King Baudouin Foundation

Luc Tayart de Borms graduated in 1980 with a degree in Moral Sciences from the University of Ghent. He entered the King Baudouin Foundation’s prospective department in 1983, and was appointed Managing Director of the foundation by the Board of Directors in 1995. He has been involved in the board of several organisations of the third sector and remains currently involved in the board of the European Venture Philanthropy Association, European Policy Centre and King Baudouin Foundation US.

Franz Karl Prüller


Member of the Board of ERSTE Stiftung

Since 2016 Franz Karl Prüller is Senior Advisor of the Board of ERSTE Foundation. Before joining ERSTE Foundation, where he has been director of the Social Development Programme from 2005 until 2013, Member of the Board from 2012 until 2016 and its chairman from 2015 to 2016, he had worked at Caritas Austria for 17 years. During this time he represented Caritas Austria on the executive boards of Caritas International is and Europa and was chairman of the charita­ble foundation Neighbour in Need for three years.

Marco Demarie


Head Research Department and Philanthropy and Community Unit, Compagnia di San Paolo

An economist by background and a lifetime in foundation professionalism, is currently head of the Knowledge office and the Philanthropy and community department at the Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy. Active in the boards of several non-profit entities, his field of specialisation is socioeconomic research, philanthropic work, urban development policy.

Rui Esgaio


Secretary-general, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Secretary-general (since 2012) and Secretary to the Board (since 2005). Rui Esgaio joined the Gulbenkian Foundation in 1999 as advisor to the Office of the President, becoming Director of this Office in May 2001 (until 2015) . Graduating in Economics from the Catholic University of Portugal and with a post-graduate qualifications in Development and International Cooperation and in Financial Analysis. Also made the Advanced Management Program of INSEAD in 2013. He began his professional career under the auspices of the project “Building the Competitive Advantages of Portugal”, run by Harvard Professor Michael Porter, having also held the post of Assistant to the Secretary of State for Agro-food Production before later serving as Assistant to the Secretary of State for Agricultural Markets and Agro-food Quality. “

Joachim Rogall


Executive Director, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

Joachim Rogall has been Chief Executive Officer at the Robert Bosch Stiftung since April 2013. Starting in 1988, he was employed as a research associate at Mainz University and the Herder Institute in Marburg/Lahn. In 1996, he switched to the Robert Bosch Stiftung where he was most recently divisional director for International Relations Central and Southeastern Europe, CIS, China. He has been an adjunct professor in Eastern European History at Heidelberg University since 2003.