Personal awards

UMC Fellow of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (recognition of top executives who foster the cooperation between society, professional world and academia) (2018)

LSEC Lifetime Achievement Award for Information Security (2008)

Flemish public manager of the year 2005 (2006)

Fellow of the Hogenheuvelcollege of K.U. Leuven (recognition of efficient management based on scientific principles of applied economics) (2001 and 2017)

Scholarship of the European Commission for research concerning European integration in the field of the protection of individuals with regard to transborder exchange of personal data (1987)

Scientific prize of the Data Stat Foundation for a study on information management in the social sector (1986)