Bernard Uyttendaele joined EVPA as new Chief Executive in August 2016. Uyttendaele knows both the non-profit and business worlds. He started his career as Credit Manager and Treasurer at Otis Elevator Company in Belgium and France before becoming CFO and Deputy Director in the Netherlands.
In 2001 he moved to telecom company Orange, sitting on the Board of the company until it sold to T-Mobile.
From 2007 Uyttendaele was Director of his own company, Azure, focused on the redevelopment of organisations and optimisation of their business model. Most recently Bernard worked as Managing Director of War Child in the Netherlands. Under his three-year leadership, the organisation grew by fifty per cent, attracted more private and SME donors, and became more firmly established internationally.
Bernard also co-founded War Child's Business Friends Network; a network of business owners supporting War Child's projects. He sits on the Board of one philanthropic organisation: Dioraphte Foundation.