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Biography - Luc Hendrickx - Director for Enterprise Policy and External Relations, UEAPME

Luc Hendrickx

Born on 26 February 1958 in Leuven, Belgium

Luc Hendrickx has been the Director of Enterprise Policy and External Relations at UEAPME since 2000. He is responsible for SME policy, better regulation, legal affairs, internal market issues, accounting, retail, tourism, trade, corporate social responsibility, among others. Luc was a member of the cabinet of the Flemish Minister of the Environment and Employment from 1997 until 2000. In 1989, he joined UNIZO (a Belgian SME organisation) as Legal Counsellor. Between 1992 and 1998, Luc also lectured at VLEKHO (Flemish School of Economics) in Brussels. He started his career in 1986 as a salesman in his sister’s do-it-your-self shop. Luc Hendrickx holds a law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, a diploma from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales of Nice in France and a masters in European studies from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain.

UEAPME

The European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME) represents the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs at EU level. Founded in 1980, the Association has around 80 member organisations. It represents more than 12 million enterprises, which employ around 55 million people across Europe.