Gerard Seghers

Economic & Commercial Counselor for Wallonia and Brussels.
Embassy of Belgium in Moscow

Date and place of birth: 02.12.1964, Watermael-Boitsfort (Belgium)

Education:

1989 Universite Libre de Bruxelles. M.A. Political Science and International Relations

1990 Postgraduate degree in International Trade, Cooremans Institute, Brussels

Military:

1990 Headquarters of the Military Hospital in Brussels. Translator (conscription service)

Experience:

1992 - 1996 Embassy of Belgium in Berlin, Germany.
Commercial Attaché

1996 - 2006 Consulate general of Belgium in New York, USA – AWEX.
Trade Commissioner for Wallonia

2006 - 2012 Embassy of Belgium in Beijing, China, AWEX-Brussels Investment & Export.
Commercial Counselor for Wallonia and Brussels

2012 - 2017 Embassy of Belgium in Denmark – AWEX.
Economic and Commercial Counselor

2017 - now Embassy of Belgium in Moscow, Russia, AWEX-Brussels Investment & Export.
Economic & Commercial Counselor for Wallonia and Brussels
- Helping Belgian companies get access to local markets
- Assisting companies in their Belgian investment projects

Family status:
Married, has a son

Knowledge of languages:
French, English, Dutch, German
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