Bruno Kestemont

72 rue L.Delhove
B-1083 Brussels, Belgium
Phone:32-2-426 93 19
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I am a agricultural engineer, born in Brussels, Belgium (1960). I specialised in human ecology and rural economics in India. After a short agro-technico-economic study in Belgium, I moved to Guinea-Bissau as technical adviser for a governmental rural credit project (1984-87). Then I became researcher at Brussels University (Economical policy Centre, 1988-1992) working part time in fundamental regional econometrics, and part time in economic aspects of environment (energy and air pollution). I moved to the European Commission (DGXI-EEA-TF, environment, 1992-1994), where I was responsible for dissemination of CORINE GIS data, the Catalogue of Data Sources and background work for the Paneuropean report on Environment ('Dobris'). I initiated the project of General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus. Our team was responsible for the launching of European Environment Agency. I contributed to its multiannual Workprogramme, projects metadata and thesauri. I worked then as a consultant for the new European Environment Agency (Copenhagen), defining and organising the first inventory of the Main Component Elements of the European Environmental Information and Observation Network (EIONET). Performing some other small consultancy jobs, I worked at Brussels University on a prototype metadatabase related to sustainable development. I am now responsible for Territory statistical directory of Statistics Belgium. I negociated various European statistics regulation. I am the author of various papers, technical or scientific reports, databases and metadatabases.


Statistics Belgium, May 2006- -
Director a.i. Thematic Direction Territory (agriculture, transport, environment, development)

Statistics Belgium, Aug 1997 -
statistician (environment and information society).

Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment, ULB Jun 1995-Jul 1997 (80%)
-Feasibility study for an on-line metadatabase (data sources) on sustainable development
-Conception of the Sustainable Mobility Information System (SMIS).

Da Vinci geomanagement sa, Dec 1996 - Dec 1997 (20%)
Prototype WWW visualisation tools for SACEA (Software Agents for Cooperative Environment Administration).

ECOLAS n.v. (Antwerpen) Jun 1995-Jul 1996 (20%)
Prototype metadatabase on Climate Change.

European Environment Agency, Copenhagen Mar 1995
Participation to the conception of the information network EIONET.

International Forum of Biophilosophy, LeuvenOct 94-Jan 1995
Information system on bioethics.

European Environment Agency, Copenhagen Jul-Sep 1994
Inventory of the Main Component Elements of the European Environmental Information and Observation Network (EIONET).

European Commission, DGXI, EEA-TF, Bruxelles 1992-1994
Catalogue of Data Sources for the Environment.
Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus.
Dissemination of CORINE data (GIS).
Launching the
European Environment Agency.

Consultant for EC DGVIII and COTA Dec.1991
Evaluation of a fishering project in Guine-Bissau.

Centre for Economic policy, ULB 1988-1992
Researcher on macroeconomical identification of regional development disparities in Belgium.

Unit of Ecology, Centre for Economic policy, ULB 1988-1992
-Researcher on economic aspects of environment: emission trading, energetic policy and atmospheric pollution.

OXFAM-Belgium/AGCD 1984-87
Setting up of a governmental rural credit system in Guine-Bissau, project leader (Integrated Project of Caboxanque)

ULB Summer 1984
Technico-economic study: Stratégie de développement agro-alimentaire de l'Est du Brabant wallon.


1978-1983: Ingénieur agronome, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Grande Distinction.

1988-1990: Ms. African Civilisations, ULB

2001-2003: Ms. Environmental Management, ULB


French (mother tongue), English, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Kriol.

Expert committees

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Last update, 3/6/2010