Katelijn, a Belgian national, joined ASEF in 2006 as Project Manager Cultural Exchange. Between 1995 and 2002 she worked as marketing manager Greater China for Henkel KgaA in China. She co-founded and co-managed BizArt, an autonomous art space in Shanghai, from 1999 till 2003. After her return to Europe, she worked with the KunstenFestivalDesArts in Brussels in press and public relations. Before returning to Asia Katelijn was Communication Manager for IETM, the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts based in Brussels. She initiated the Asia project activities for IETM and was project manager for www.on-the-move.org , a webportal with information on mobility for arts professionals in the performing arts in Europe.
Katelijn holds an MA degree in Sinology from K.U.Leuven (Belgium) and obtained an MA degree in Marketing Management from the Leuven-Ghent Vlerick School for Management (Belgium). Katelijn is consultant for several cultural NGO structures in China.