Frederic de Hemptinne is a senior life-science engineer (University of Louvain, 1987). After a first experience as research engineer on water treatment, he has worked for 10 years as project consultant on water and waste management topics in Western Europe and the EU Accession Countries. This took place either on behalf of EU institutions and national authorities. In 2002, he joined Eureau, the European Union of National Associations of Water Suppliers and Waste Water Services, and was appointed in 2004 as Secretary-General. In 2007, Frédéric founded Sustainable Synergies as intelligence gathering and project assistance consultancy specialized in EU environmental policy and funding programs. Since 2014, he has joined the Belgian Development Agency and moved to Algeria where he has been in charge of the preparation and later implementation of a solid waste management project in 3 wilayas.


In parallel, Frederic has invested a lot of efforts to develop professional capacities.

  • 1999-2000: he obtained a master degree in strategic information management (SCIP & Gembloux and Mons-Hainault Universities)
  • 2008-2012 has attended since 2008 a vocational training course on system analysis at IFEAS and GIROS.
  • 2018: he got the PRINCE2 foundation certificate in project management.