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Frank Welvaert

Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust

Biography

Frank’s responsibilities include the coordination of the CSR activities for the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in the EMEA region. He also serves as managing director of the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust (EMEA), the operational CSR body based in Edinburgh (UK) with a branch in Dubai (UAE).

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in 1997, he was senior advisor to the management board of the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium), with responsibilities such as fundraising, legal and fiscal, corporate relations and communication. This included the setup and development of the King Baudouin Foundation U.S. in 1996. He serves as a member of the supervisory board of the European Academy for Business in Society, an international organisation of business schools and universities based in Brussels. From 2002 until 2008 he was chairman of the Board of CSR Europe, the European business network on corporate social responsibility. He also served as a member of the Governing Council of the European Foundation Center and the Corporate Committee of the U.S. Council of Foundations.
Frank is a frequent speaker at international conferences and a guest lecturer at several business schools on the topic of CSR. He received a Masters Degree in Modern History at Ghent University (Belgium) where he specialised in economic development of the tourist industry.