Geert Meesschaert
Besides his career as manager of the outplacement office Meesschaert & Partners, art gallery Expo 18 and M&H, a consulting firm, Geert was known as a football referee at the highest level. After his referee career, Geert became CEO of 2 football teams in 2nd national (KVV Coxyde and Union Saint-Gilloise). In 2012 he ran 12 marathons in 1 year and has been cycling enthusiastically for several years. Geert is currently combining the chairmanship of ECP with the position of treasurer at tennis club TC Vicogne. Geert is also a board member of CareerNet International, an international outplacement association and member of the advisory board of The Gambia Triathlon Union.
Isabelle Delarue
Cycling has been in her blood since she was a child. She could be found at a cycling race every weekend with her parents. Also locally she contributes as secretary of Veloclub Ruiselede Sportief, which mainly organizes cycling races. She also sits as secretary at the sports council of the municipality of Ruiselede. In her spare time she likes to go cycling and visit different countries and their culture. Professionally, Isabelle is a Management Assistant at Engie.
Kris Spiesschaert
As a former youth cyclist, the passion for cycling and cycling has remained. His interests are mainly to give opportunities to talents worldwide, to make cycling more global and to increase budgets so that it can keep up with other growing sports. Professionally Kris, after a career as manager of a company in environmental works, is active in carrying out various teaching and consultancy assignments. He is also a member of Cycling Vlaanderen and Belgian Cycling.
Francis Van Mechelen
Board Member
He loves everything on two wheels. He is a proud father of Gloria and Vlad, who are both gifted cyclists and is married to Erika. He himself organizes multi-day cycling races for youth and ladies. As the driving force behind a cycling team that brings together riders from non-traditional cycling countries, in order to give them the opportunity to compete in Belgium with the better riders in major races and to show themselves to the general public. He is also in possession of a cycling trainer diploma, which can come in handy here. In daily life, traveling around the world with a life-size dinosaur from one headstand to another.
Sabine Loots
Board Member
She has been active in the Corporate and MICE travel industry since 1980. Passionate about traveling and interested in culture, diversity, contact with the local population, nature and International cuisine. Traveling at home and abroad is also an important factor during her free time. On a sporting level, she also finds time for cycling, running, skiing and during the summer she makes time for pleasant weekend trips on her Vespa. Professionally, Sabine is Head of Sales & Business Development at Omnia Travel. She makes time for pleasant weekend trips on her Vespa. Professionally, Sabine is Head of Sales & Business Development at Omnia Travel.
Frank Slootmans
Board Member
Frank has been retired as a senior officer of the Navy since 2007 with commands of the frigates Walker, Westdiep and the minehunter Bellis. Ashore, he also served as Corps Commander of the Sint Kruis Naval Base and ended his career as Military Commander of the Province of West Flanders. Since 2009 until the end of 2020 he was Provincial President of the Red Cross West Flanders. In 2010 he was with an aid unit of the International Red Cross in Haiti after the earthquake. Since 2006 he has also been a guardian of unaccompanied minor aliens. In 2021 it was time for a special physical challenge on behalf of the VZW Veldzicht from Bruges. Frank then left, with his bicycle, for a trip of 2400 km towards Compostella, this from his residence in Sint Kruis Brugge. The interest for distant horizons, other cultures and all this also within a sporty and social context can find its liking within our non profit organisation.  
Sorina Vannevel
Board Member
What started with standing in the mud every weekend as a supporter for Niels Albert and later Wout van Aert, has since grown into a job as administrative/logistics assistant at Trek-Segafredo. In between, she was a carer at Belgian Cycling and Team Qhubeka-Assos, among others. Furthermore, travelling is a passion and this especially to African countries. The combination of passion and knowledge in cycling + her drive to get talents out of every person, no matter what social background, make her a good asset to the ECP board.