Christian is Vice General Director of the city of Bruges in Belgium. He is also responsible for all social services and 9 local public welfare associations in Bruges covering services for children, disabled people, elderly, and youth. He also sits on the Board of EXELLO, the Flemish association of city directors.

Christian has been working in social services in Brussels and Flanders since 1986, soon after graduating from law school. He believes social services are crucial in improving the quality of life for all, and is particularly passionate about empowering students as well as fighting against social exclusion of the most vulnerable people.

Outside of work, Christian loves jogging alongside the seafront where he lives.