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 a music artist.

Anna Maria Francken

Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Jeroen Somers

Jeroen has almost 20 years of experience in the financial industry in various Legal & Compliance management roles, and is now working at the Belgian Asset Managers Association (BEAMA).

He attaches great importance to fostering a collaborative and positive working environment, and enjoys an open, spontaneous and honest interaction.

Jeroen Somers

Chair of the networking workgroup
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
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
Alois Thiant

Alois leads Marsh McLennan’s dialogue with policymakers in Europe. He is keen a keen advocate of diversity and is always eager to learn even more in this space!

Alois Thiant

Chair of the International 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
Mathy Mande Muteba

Hello! My name is Mathy and I am a 22-year-old business administration student at KU Leuven Campus Brussels. I was born and raised in sunny Johannesburg, South Africa with Congolese origins and I moved to Belgium in 2019 to pursue my studies. Aside from university, I volunteer my time as the President of AIESEC in Brussel, where I plan on making an impact on people's lives by striving for peace and fulfilment of humankinds potential. You can talk to me about anything regarding mental health awareness, personal development and women empowerment!

Mathy Mande Muteba

Job student
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
Wendy Baeyens

More than 20 years of experience in Luxury Retail, brand management and passionate about consumers.  Experienced in driving business growth through innovative marketing strategies based on consumer insights & storytelling. Expert in leading cross-functional teams to deliver on company goals, result driven with a high energy level, strong communicator and negotiator able to effectively manage stakeholders at all levels within an organization. 
Current role is Marketing & Communication Manager Marsh BeLux, where diversity & inclusion are top ranking on the agenda.

Wendy Baeyens

Head of the Communication Stream

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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

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