Head of Projects, AISTS
As the AISTS Head of Projects, Geert is responsible for a range of applied research and consulting projects, working closely with the IOC, many international sport federations, Olympic Games Organising Committees, and professional sport leagues to deliver on a range of initiatives. He is also tasked with the management of the AISTS Sustainable Sport and Events Centre, whose goal is to engage and empower event organisers and cities through providing practical and comprehensive resources on sports event sustainability and (corporate) social responsibility. Prior to joining AISTS, Geert worked for 10+ years in both the corporate industry and humanitarian aid sector as management consultant and project director. He speaks at international conferences and publishes regularly on the subject of sustainability and healthy communities within the context of the Olympic Movement. He received in 2016 the Peace & Sport Special Jury Award for a project related to the participation of refugee athletes in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In his free time, he spends time with his family in Lausanne and plays any sport that involves a ball. He spearheads the development of korfball within Switzerland and organises sport activities with Lausanne-based refugees.