Biografieën Sprekers Think Global Day 2014

Belastingen: iedereen heeft er een mening over. Maar wat is het doel van belastingen? Slagen we erin om belastingen in te zetten in de strijd tegen ongelijkheid? Hoe kan het beter? We kijken zowel naar België, Afrika als wereldwijd. 

'Can taxes save the world', is het thema van de 2de Think Global Day van 11.11.11 

Hieronder de korte biografie van de sprekers.
Het programma van Think Global Day 2014 vind je hier


John Crombez is Belgian State Secretary against social and tax fraude in the current government (since Dec 2011). His political career started in 2003 as advisor of the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Public Companies. In 2005 he became the Head of cabinet of the Vice Prime Minister and Minister van Finances. From 2007 till 2009 he was the secretary of the socialic fraction in the Parlement. In 2009 he was elected as a member of the Flemish Parlement and the Senate. In 2010 he became the leader of the socialistic fraction in the Flemisch Parlement.

2. Peter DE KEYZER
Peter De Keyzer has a master's degree in Applied Economics. He wrote his final paper on the independence of central banks. After graduation he stayed on at the Faculty of Economics as a teaching and doctoral assistant before moving to the private sector. He subsequently worked as an economist and chief economist for KBC Bank, ABN AMRO and Petercam.

Since 2011 he is the Chief Economist for BNP Paribas Fortis. Peter De Keyzer maintains his own blog and twitter accounts where he comments on economic and monetary affairs as well as European policymaking. In 2012 he wrote a book called "Groei maakt gelukkig" / "Parlons Croissance, Parlons Bonheur" – an optimist's view on free markets, progress and prosperity. The English translation is forthcoming.

Jos Geysels is sinds 2007 voorzitter van 11.11.11, de koepelorganisatie van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging die deze Think Global Day organiseert. Daarnaast is hij ook voorzitter van Decenniumdoelen 2017, dat de armoede in België wil halveren tegen 2017. Voordien was hij actief als politicus voor Agalev, de 'groene' partij in Vlaanderen. In 2002 werd hij benoemd als minister van staat.

4. Gie GORIS
Gie Goris is vanaf de start hoofdredacteur van MO*, het mondiale maandblad en website. Vorig jaar schreef hij het boek 'Opstandland' over de strijd om Afghanistan, Pakistan en Kasjmir.
Tot 1990 was hij actief bij het educatiewerk van Broederlijk Delen / Welzijnswerk. Tussen 1990 en 2002 was hij hoofdredacteur van Wereldwijd Magazine.
Als voorzitter van Open Doek (tot 2006) en van Africalia (vanaf 2006 tot op heden) legt hij de link tussen cultuur en ontwikkeling.

An Hofman is journalist at Kanaal Z, the business television channel in Flanders since 2008. Before she worked for Belga, the Belgian news agency.

6. Michael OTIENO
Michael Otieno is a tutorial fellow at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Nairobi specializing in Public Administration and Comparative Politics. He is known as a specialist in governance, public accountability and anti corruption. For more than six years he is active in governance and development work in civil society in Kenya.

7. Collectif SADI
The pictures "Tozo kende wapi? Toko kende wapi?" are made by the Congolese 'Collectif Sadi'. They show with panoramic views the erosion in Kinshasa.

'Collectif Sadi' is an interdisciplinary group of young artistes in DRCongo who wants to work in close cooperation with the local communities. They prefer to work far away from art galleries and work with local people in their daily environment.
The artists of Collectif Sadi combine installations, performances, paintings, videos, photography and design.

8. Nicolas SHAXSON
Nicholas Shaxson is a British author, journalist, and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London).
He is best known for his investigative books 'Poisoned Wells' (2007) and 'Treasure Islands: tax havens and the man who stole the world'(2011). He is a full-time writer and researcher for Tax Justice Network, an expert-led group focused on the harmful impacts of tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens.

9. Anne Sophie SIMPERE
Anne-Sophie Simpere is the advocacy officer on tax justice and extractive industries at Oxfam France. She is following the national and international policies and processes to tackle tax evasion and works on specific case studies in developing countries.

She has previously worked with CEE Bankwatch Network on European investments in the MENA region and with Samata India on land rights and indigenous communities. From 2007 to 2011, she was a campaigner on international financial institutions and extractive industries for Friends of the Earth France. She investigated the Mopani case in Zambia from 2008 to 2011, and is the author of the report "The Mopani copper mine, Zambia: How European development money has fed a mining scandal" (2010) 

Bogdan Vanden Berghe is algemeen directeur van 11.11.11, die deze Think Global Day organiseert. Hij belandde in de Noord-Zuidsector via de studiedienst van Broederlijk Delen waar hij zich specialiseerde in thema's als globalisering en de macro-economische context waarin ontwikkelingslanden zich bevinden. Bogdan Vanden Berghe leverde rond deze onderwerpen bijdragen in internationale en nationale publicaties. In 2002 werd hij hoofd van de campagnedienst van 11.11.11. Vanaf 2005 werd hij directeur van de Koepel van de Noord-Zuidbeweging in Vlaanderen.

11. Marco VAN HEES
Marco Van Hees is the autor of several books. His most recent work is 'Les riches aussi ont le droit de payer des impôts' (Éditions Aden, 2013). This book is translated in Dutch as 'Belastingsparadijs België' (Epo, 2013)
He works at the SPF Finances in Brussels. He is active in the trade union CGSP where he is a member of the financial commission. He is also journalist for Solidaire.

Luuk Zonneveld is Chief Executive Officer of the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO) since December 2012. He has worked in development since the 1980s, in particular in the promotion and financing of the private sector. 

From 2008 to 2012, he was Managing Director of the Belgian non-profit organisation Vredeseilanden. Previously, he was one of the architects of the success of Fairtrade labeling, as Managing director of its global umbrella Fairtrade International in Bonn, from 2001 to 2007.

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