Danny Van Assche

Danny Van Assche
Born in Wilrijk on 29 December 1971

Regent since 22 May 2018


Managing Director of UNIZO (Belgian union of SMEs)


  • Degree in Political and Social Sciences (UA) (1989-1993)
  • Degree in Economic Sciences (KUL) (1993-1995)
  • Doctorate in Political and Social Sciences (UA) (2005)


  • Scientific assistant for the Economy, Employment and Finance in the Flemish Parliament : 1995-1997
  • Advisor in the Cabinet of the Flemish Minister for the Economy, SMEs, Agriculture & Media : 1997-1999
  • Political Science Assistant at the University of Antwerp : 1999-2005
  • Advisor on Social Affairs UNIZO : 2005-2010
  • Chief Executive Officer of Horeca Vlaanderen : 2010-2017
  • Head of UNIZO : 2018- 

Other current mandates or functions

  • Daily management of SERV
  • Vice-President of SME United
  • Managing Director of the Federatie Vrije Beroepen (liberal professions federation)
  • Chairman of the High Council for the Self-Employed and SMEs
  • Member of the Board of VDAB (Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding)

Past mandates or functions

  • Member of the:
    • National Labour Board
    • Bureau of the NLB
    • Management Committee of the RSZ
    • Management Committee of the KSZ
  • ​Chairman of Sectoral Partnership Horeca
  • Member of the Board of Syntra Vlaanderen
  • Member of Joint Committee 218
  • Member of Joint Committee 302
  • Board member of CEVORA
  • Board member of Horeca Vorming
  • Board member of Guidea