The European Alliance for Georgia's Executive Board consists of 4 members chosen for their experience and expertise in politics, business and the academic world. The Board of Directors oversees the activities and projects of the EAFG.
Current Executive Board includes:
Born in Antwerp Belgium in 1951, Louis Delcart graduated as Master in Romance philology at the University of Leuven in 1973. He obtained a Postgraduate in Marketing Management at the Odissee University College in 1990, a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Leuven in 1992, and Postgraduate in Property Management in 2007 also at the University of Leuven. He is happily married since 1976, has two children and four grand-children. After a career of 18 years at the BACOB Bank) in Brussels (integrated in Belfius Bank in 2002), mainly as bank marketing manager for retail and corporate banking, he started his own consulting firm, Cardone Consulting in 1998.
In March 2004 he was appointed General Manager of Haviland, the inter-municipal development agency of the Halle-Vilvoorde, the district around Brussels. In March 2010 he became director Internationalisation and Innovation at the VOKA - Chamber of Commerce and Industry Halle-Vilvoorde, a function of which he retired in June 2014. Since then he is again active as consultant in internationalisation of SMEs, in training and consultancy of banks and in consultancy for local authorities in their role of stimulating economic and social progress in their action area. Since the spring 2017 he is also internship tutor and guest lecturer in the postgraduate program “Brussels Diplomatic Academy” at the VUB- Free University of Brussels. He is member of the board of directors of the European Academy of the Regions and past-president of the «European Marketing Confederation», the umbrella organisation of Marketing professional organisations in Europe. He has a blog on Principles of the Regional Approach on which he publishes on a monthly basis (lodelcar.tumblr.com)
During his three decade (and counting) long stay in the European politics, theologian and erstwhile teacher Romain Strasser has carved out an impressive career as one of the most trusted and reliable operatives in the ranks of the European People's Party. For 19 years, he served as the EPP adviser for the Committee on Transport and Tourism, for another 9 - as the Head of Unit of the EPP Group Human Resources Department, while 2018 saw him become the Head of Unit of the EPP Group's Intercultural and religious activities Directorate. Since 2005 he has also acted as EPP adviser and expert for the EP Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula. He also played an important role in the setting up of the EP-Republic of Korea Friendship Group in October.
A long-time friend and supporter of Georgia and it's European future, Strasser was instrumental in setting up of the EU-Georgia Friendship Group at the European Parliament in October 2017, becoming its first ever Secretary-General.
During the last 20 years, prof. Sandra Schott has worked on different projects in various countries, mainly in Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. She works as an expert and researcher teaching Soft Diplomacy and Nation Branding, Conflict and Crisis Management and Resolution at the Brussels Diplomatic Academy of the Free University in Brussels, and at the Melius Schoolbof Management and Communication.
As Academic Director of the International School of Protocol and Diplomacy, ISPD Brussels, Sandra has developed and implemented many programs in cooperation with different Universities and Education Organisations. She participated in the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the New Vision University (Tbilisi) and the International School of Protocol and Diplomacy (Brussels) in order to provide education exchange programmes between Georgia and Europe. During that time, she has been asked to become a Board member of the European Alliance for Georgia (EAFG).
During the last years, Sandra has become concerned about the future of a fully connected society, and in particular, of the ethical, cross cultural and social challenges ahead. She has first worked with different grass-root movements like the International Ecumenical Fellowship and has built a network of contacts among European and International policy professionals. In 2003, she entered into the Orthodox Church and met her Spiritual Father in the Monastery of Saint Elisabeth in Minsk (Belarus).
Her PhD research in Political Sociology was focusing on the Opening and Closing Mechanisms of the Integration Policies of the European Union. Being very interested in interdisciplinary studies, she has Master Degrees in Political Science and Micro-finance and a Technical University Degree in Physics.
George Tarkhan-Mouravi is the Co-director of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a small think tank in Tbilisi, Georgia. Physicist by background, during the last years his research was mainly focused on the areas of social science and policy analysis, with special attention toward regional security, ethnicity, poverty, and development. He has (co)authored more than a hundred of various papers, books and book chapters.
He has also been active on civic arena, having initiated numerous NGOs, research projects and other civil endeavours. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Caucasus Survey journal published by the Taylor & Francis Group.
In the past, he had presided over the board of PASOS network of Eastern European think tanks based in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as National Coordinator and author for several UNDP Human Development Reports for Georgia. Ghia Tarkhan-Mouravi has taken part in the preparation of the national Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Programme of the Georgian Government, and has been involved in developing the national strategies on internal displacement and on disability.