International Advisory Council

Karel Van Eetvelt
Face and voice for small business owners

In Belgium Karel Van Eetvelt is an exemplar of self-employed entrepreneurship. Convinced of the role of entrepreneurship as the driving force in society, early in his career he joined BOUWUNIE, the Flemish federation for SMEs in the construction industry. In 2004 he made the move to Unizo, an organisation that represents the interests of 80,000 self-employed business people. Karel visited the Trias projects in the Philippines.