Michel Van Bellinghen

BEREC Chair 2021 (BIPT, Belgium)

Michel Van Bellinghen, Master of Laws (UCL), started off at the university in 1990 as a researcher and then became an assistant under the supervision of Professor Françoise Tulkens at the UCL Laws Centre for Criminal Law.

He became an assistant adviser at the Ministry of Justice in 1992 under the supervision of Professor Marc Bossuyt and joined the BIPT in 1997. From 1999 to 2003, he held the position of expert at the private office of Rik Daems, who was the Federal Telecommunications Minister at the time, and afterwards he took up the function of Assistant Head of the Private Office. From 2003 to 2009, he was nominated as a Member of the BIPT Council for the first time. Following this mandate, he remained closely affiliated to the Council and supervised the legal department of the regulator for a number of years. He has written scientific publications. In 2013, he held a position on the Council as a Member. In January 2017, he was assigned the post of Chairman of the BIPT Council.

Michel Van Bellinghen has been elected to serve as the BEREC Chair for 2021.