H.S.H. the Prince Henri d’Arenberg
Founder & Chairman, be.Source, a private foundation under Belgian law
Prince Henri d’Arenberg is the founder and chairman of be.Source, a private foundation under Belgian law, a non-medical organization which aims at improving the welfare and living conditions of underprivileged elderly people. The foundation supports local initiatives in Belgium and is acting as a crossroad and meeting point between various stakeholders active in the sector. It works around five areas of solidarity: the issues of loneliness and cognitive decline, intergenerational relationships, management of free time and mobility. The long-term vision of be.Source is to facilitate models that empower such senior citizens.
Henri is vice chairman of the Arenberg Foundation, a private foundation under Belgian law, which promotes “dialogue between the different European cultures, with respect for both diversity and subsidiarity.”
He is an advisor for the Solve initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has been a member of MIT’s Visiting Committee for Libraries since 2016.
He is a board member of United Way L’Alliance, France, a non-profit that creates programs and coordinates private, public and individual stakeholders to bring community impact solutions to society issues, notably in the field of education.
Henri is a member of the Board of Directors of the American European Community Association (AECA). “Firmly established in the heart of the European Union in Brussels as an independent, non-partisan association, AECA provides a neutral, dynamic, high-level forum for senior business leaders and policy-makers to meet and discuss a wide range of global policy issues.”
He was also a member of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Agenda Council on Ageing 2014 – 2016”.