Ellen Van Dessel

After 10 years of experience in various social profit organizations and with a Masters in International Relations and Afrikanistics, I am really at the right place at Exchange.

As a program manager, I explore new options for growth together with companies in Malawi and Tanzania. Every day I am amazed by the passion of our volunteers who make Exchange a real success. Building North South partnerships is not only challenging but also very enriching.

I like to be the centipede who is busy with many things at the same time. I am a real planner and organizer both at work and at home (where I coordinate no programs but three lovely children). I keep order in my head by occasionally standing on the yoga mat, preferably up side down, I love garden parties in the summer and coffee bars in the winter.