Innovation Booster, CEO
Luc VANDEPUTTE has experience throughout challenging organizational and managerial functions since 1981. Networking oriented, missions in over 55 countries have forged a solid experience of event and project management in multicultural environments.
Passionate to serve sport, he share his experience for the excellence of projects in the socio-economic sector of sport and recreational. The current sanitary crisis will challenge a lot of domains. To address the new challenges, he is convinced that resilience should drive us to a disruptive transversal approach.
Luc founded Sport Interface International in 2002. He specialized in setting up multidisciplinary team in the sector of sport and recreational. From strategic analysis up to urban and real estate developments, he acts in widely diversified areas, from grass roots missions up to top international management consultancies. His transversal approach is even more appreciated in the current economic situation. Well-known companies and prestigious institutions entrusted him challenging projects or missions in the sport and recreational sector (Art & Build Architects; Belgium Government; Belgian National Lottery; IDEA Consult; International Council of Marine Industry; International Olympic Committee; MSA Architects, Solvay Business School; ISC School of Management)
He contributed to diversified projects as major retail park positioning strategy; national stadium concept design for the World Cup 2018 bid; Belgian elite training centre cahier des charges; FIBA and IOC Cockpit management; business school consulting and academic missions. Since 7 years he advices grass roots projects in eco-attitude, eco-management and eco-conception for sports venues projects in Brussels.
Prior to founding Sport Interface, Luc was the International University Sport Federation’s Director Summer Universiades. He was responsible for developing a business unit, improving effectiveness of the organising committee’s supervision with expansion of services to about 150 participating countries. Prior to these appointments, Luc served as FISU’s Assistant to the Secretary General (1979 – 1999) and contributed to the expansion of the FISU HQ in Brussels. In this role, he had day-to-day management responsibilities for the organising committee’s supervision and operations of 22 host countries for Summer Universiades (13 sports) and about 20 biennial world championships.
As Sports and Recreational Manager of one of Belgium’s largest sports centre (« Sports City » in Brussels), he also experienced grassroots venue management.
Luc is Professor in Organisation and legislation of sport and Faculty Council Member at the Motricity Sciences Faculty (ULB Université Libre de Bruxelles). He serves as tutor for the Executive Masters in Sports Organisation Management (MEMOS), sponsored by the International Olympic Committee. Internationally recognised MEMOS course is to help high level professionals, working in national and international bodies, to develop their knowledge in order to better manage their organisation.
Luc also lectured in sport and recreational prospective, stakeholder networking dynamics, career strategy at AMOS Sport Business School in Paris and Lille.
He also acted in executive education and applied studies in sport management at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB).