Virginie Samyn

Executive Director at 4WINGS Foundation

Virginie is currently Executive Director at 4WINGS Foundation. Positioning itself as a venture philanthropist and impact investor, this family foundation accompanies innovative social projects on the following issues: access to housing, tech education, and nutrition & sport-based health. Virginie has 15 years of experience in the world of social entrepreneurship. She worked in one of the largest Belgian social enterprises, Les Petits Riens asbl., where she launched the Second Hand fashion show. Later she was called to restructure and become director of a medium-sized company employing 35 people and active in the fair-trade sector in Europe, Asia and Africa. Having reshaped the company, she accepted another mission, to develop the Belgian office of Ashoka. She comfortably developed the Belgian activities, as the Scale up and Changemaker schools program, before joining 4WINGS.