Since 2017, Mr. Didier Appels is responsible for Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at Close the Gap. In this role, he combines his personal concern for environmental issues and equal opportunities and education for underprivileged groups in society, with a vast professional expertise. This experience stems from having started his professional career in a consulting firm and later on having been active at BNP Paribas Fortis for 12 years. Apart from reaching out to new and recurring donors of IT material, Didier is also one the driving forces behind newer projects, such as amongst other this launch of Close the Gap’s hubs in Kenya.