Didier Malherbe joined the UCB Group in 2006, as Vice President Public Affairs and Managing Director of UCB Belgium. Having a degree in law from UCL, he started his career as a consultant and then chief of cabinet at the Walloon, Brussels and federal governments. He joined the private sector in 1993 and worked successively for Spadel, Bellsouth (US) before taking the direction of the External Relations of the FEB. He is also the founder of the European Student Fair and of the European Business Summit. Didier Malherbe is President of Essenscia Brussels, Director of the Union Wallonne des Entreprises (UWE), BECI, UCL, BioWin, Welbio and the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency.