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LEAD-IN is an independent, Belgian not-for-profit organization for leaders, by leaders. United by one criterion - enthusiastically supporting our purpose, vision and values - these leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Upcoming leaders or really experienced ones, Belgian or expats. †
From private enterprises or public organizations, in Belgium or abroad. †Small, medium-sized or large organizations with a social, cultural, religious, political or non-profit background.
With this diversity as an invaluable asset, LEAD-IN is at the helm when it comes to true inspirational leadership.

For more information, please visit also our website under constructionwww.lead-in.eu.

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SchaliŽnstraat 3
2000 Antwerpen
+32 3 250 65 45


Our ambition is crystal clear: to be considered and respected as ‘the’ Belgian leadership initiative, top-of-mind with all kinds of organizations and their leaders.
We want to share our insights and expertise - coming from our global, pluralistic and noble approach - as opinion makers with the media, at conferences and business summits, and with all who is interested in innovative, sound opinions and pragmatic ideas about leadership.
LEAD-IN will make the difference on two levels:
Content:† The way we create and share Innovative ideas, insights and models† about leadership
Business Reputation:† The top quality & profile of our members, events and initiatives


LEAD-IN impacts positively the transformation of our society through a strong, sustainable and positively inspirational leadership in all kinds of organizations. LEAD-IN contributes to a better society and world through spreading inspirational ideas, concepts and experiences about leaders and their leadership.

Inspiration (both inspired and inspiring)

Ann Daems appointed as new Secretary-General of LEAD-IN

On June 1st 2015, Ann Daems will become the new full time Secretary-General of LEAD-IN. Ann will succeed Filip Van Pottelbergh who has served in this role on a part time base since 1st January 2013. 

Before she joined LEAD-IN Ann was regional director at VKW Brabant. She contributed to the significant development of the Vlaams Brabant and Brussels divisions, engaging with a substantial number of business leaders, and she was very successful in the operational management of her organisation.

We trust that Ann will play an important role in the further development of LEAD-IN towards being considered and respected as ‘the’ Belgian leadership initiative. Ann will coordinate the different Centers of Expertise, the Operational Centers and communication with the various stakeholders of the organisation. Ann brings important added value through her authentic leadership style, her empathic understanding of needs and her professional can-do attitude.

Ann will be proposed at the next General Assembly of LEAD-IN to join the board of directors of LEAD-IN. Filip will remain a board member of LEAD-IN.

Bart De Smet, Chairman of LEAD-IN, adds: “We welcome Ann and sincerely thank Filip for the work accomplished over the past years and more specifically during the transformation of the organisation towards LEAD-IN in 2014.”

LEAD-IN is an independent, Belgian not-for-profit organization for leaders, by leaders and has as noble purpose to contribute to a better Belgian society thanks to better, more inspiring leadership.