Meet the Team

The International Polar Foundation is staffed by a team of polar, education, energy, engineering and communications experts, with all the necessary skills for taking on challenging polar projects.

  • Alain Hubert

    Alain Hubert

    Founder, Director of the Board, BELARE expedition leader

  • Nighat Amin

    Nighat Amin

    VP International Affairs, BELARE environmental and Logistics

  • Henri  Tassenoy

    Henri Tassenoy

    Treasurer & Accounting

  • Zehra Sayin

    Zehra Sayin

    Marketing and Fundraising Manager

  • Michel de Wouters

    Michel de Wouters

    Executive Secretary for IPF South-Africa

  • Virginie Issumo

    Virginie Issumo

    Executive Secretary for IPF Luxembourg

  • Liz Pasteur

    Liz Pasteur

    Executive Secretary for IPF UK

  • Laurent  Dubois

    Laurent Dubois

    Executive Secretary for IPF Switzerland

  • Joe Cheek

    Joe Cheek

    Journalist

  • Jérôme De Cock

    Jérôme De Cock

    Multimedia Graphic Designer

  • Jean-François  Delhez

    Jean-François Delhez

    Graphic Designer

  • Jean  de Pomereu

    Jean de Pomereu

    Journalist

  • Sandra  Vanhove

    Sandra Vanhove

    Science Education Manager

  • Jérôme  Coupé

    Jérôme Coupé

    Web Designer / Developer

  • Nathalie  Van Isacker

    Nathalie Van Isacker

    Scientific officer

  • Johan Berte

    Johan Berte

    Antarctic Station Project Manager

  • Karel  Moerman

    Karel Moerman

    Station's Electrician

  • Kristof Soete

    Kristof Soete

    Station's Chief of Vehicle Operations