• EDD participation year: 2016
  • Country: Belgium

Ruben works as a R&D engineer in Energy and Environment Technology for a Belgian retail group with his main focus on sustainable transport and renewable energy production. He participated from the first days in the newly founded students-led organisation, called Academics for Development (AFD). AFD aims at enhancing social entrepreneurship in developing countries by student projects. Ruben also founded Sénérgie, a social business selling small solar systems in rural area's without electricity, based in Thies, Senegal. This all proves his strong commitment to and knowledge of technological solutions that help face environmental and social challenges. As an outstanding student during his career, he has also participated in the European Youth Parliament providing advice on environmental policy.