Meet the team!

Wo.Men in Finance would not be the organisation it is today without its members. Here you can read more about the people who are part of the organisation.

Christine Van Rijsseghem
christine.vanrijsseghem@kbc.be

With more than 30 years of experience in various capacities (in Belgium and abroad) in an integrated bankinsurance group, Christine has gained not only valuable financial knowledge and leadership skills but also financial competence and a large network.

Christine Van Rijsseghem

Chair
Claire Godding
claire.godding@febelfin.be

Claire invests a lot of her time to ensure equality between men and women. At BNP Paribas Fortis she was the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for 10 years. Since 2019, Claire joined Febelfin to help the whole financial sector to become more inclusive & diverse.

Claire Godding

Co-Chair
Anna Maria Francken

With a background in linguistics, a specialisation and professional experience in legal interpreting Spanish-Dutch and a Masters in Gender and Diversity, Anna is the kind of person who believes all humans deserve equal opportunities. She has done academic research among Latin-American transgender sexworkers at the Red light’s District in Antwerp. In addition to her professional life at WIF, she is an artist.

Anna Maria Francken

Junior Gender Diversity Expert WIF
Marie-Elisabeth Rusling
rusling@skynet.be

Marie-Elisabeth runs a boutique consultancy specialised in access to finance and innovation programmes for start-ups and SMEs. Since 1994, she has managed representation offices to the EU, designed support programmes for business, held various board positions and developed early stage investment ecosystems in over 40 countries.

Marie-Elisabeth Rusling

Chair of the International workstream
Rosa Scappatura
rosa.scappatura@bnymellon.com

Rosa has held various leadership positions in business development, client management and service delivery at BNY Mellon across Europe over the last two decades. She currently oversees the BNY Mellon Corporate Trust Luxembourg business and is in charge of the relationship with the Clearing Houses.

Rosa Scappatura

Chair of the Communication workstream
Marie-Anne Haegeman
marie-anne.haegeman@euroclear.com

Marie-Anne started her career in KBC Group in 1988. After having taken on different management positions in finance, she decided to take on a new challenge within Euroclear as the CRO of Euroclear Bank in 2018. In addition to this role, she became the chair of Euroclear’s Belgian work’s council in 2020.

Marie-Anne Haegeman

Chair of the Culture & Inclusion workstream
Frédérique Billay

Frédérique has 20 years of experience in the financial sector in Finance, Risk, IT and HR roles. She managed teams and is now in charge of the young graduate program of ING Belgium. Through her various experiences she could see the positive impact of diversity on the organization and play a very active role in it.

Frédérique Billay

Chair of the Recruitment & Promotion workstream
Fréderic Lemal
frederic.lemal@belfius.be

Frédéric has been working for Belfius since 1999. In November 2020 he was appointed as Diversity Manager.

Fréderic Lemal

Chair of the Networking workstream
Astrid Coppens

Astrid leads the Technology Platform Readiness and Continuity group at SWIFT, moreover responsible for business continuity and compliance activities underpinning SWIFT’s operational excellence.

Astrid is passionate about creating more inclusive work environments and firmly believes that diverse teams create richer business outputs.

Astrid Coppens

Chair of the CEO-workstream
Rita Thys
rita.thys@assuralia.be

Measuring is knowing! That is the motto of Rita Thys, Director of Insurance Studies at Assuralia since 2007.

Rita Thys

Member of the Steering Committee

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“Joining Women in Finance has allowed us to enrich our D&I approach thanks to the numerous best practices shared during the very constructive and pleasant events/workgroups we attended„

Ludivine Pilate, Country CEO Puilaetco

Our members

These 48 organisations are already a member of Wo.Men in Finance.