Thomas Van Waeyenberge

Senior Adviser

Thomas Van Waeyenberge has more than 15 years of experience in water sector. He is in charge of Institutional and European Affairs, in close relation with stakeholders of all sorts in the water sector. 

Thomas has been a part of AquaFed since its start in 2005 and is currently the Head of the Brussels Office of AquaFed.

Prior to joining AquaFed, the International Federation of Water Operators, Thomas was Program Manager for Institutional and NGO relations at Suez for two years. After that, he worked as Advisor to the President, Lyonnaise des Eaux.

Since 2006, Thomas Van Waeyenberge has been in charge of Institutional and European Affairs, liaison with non-governmental organizations, communications and public relations at AquaFed.

Specialties and areas of interest of Thomas include private sector provision of water and sanitation services, right to water and sanitation, gender and water governance issues, international development policy, multistakeholder partnerships and dialogues, relations with donors and multilaterals.

He is the Permanent representative of AquaFed to United Nations Ecosoc in Geneva and New York.

Thomas speaks 5 different languages including English, French, Dutch, Spanish and German.