Our mission is to create added value for your company or organization by building bridges between business and society. With our advice we assist you in developing a sound board culture and bring your organization to the next level. We have extensive experience in large and mid-sized companies, professional associations and nonprofit organisations.

Duggan Associates is active in the following areas:

Corporate Governance

Good corporate governance is critical to ensuring sustainability. We advise your organization on the dynamics of your board. We take up board directorships in both for profit and nonprofit organizations.

Organizational Development

We assist family businesses, enterprises and nonprofit organzations in their development. We provide individual and team coaching in order to increase the resilience of your organization.

Social Investment

We invest in social enterprises, where KPI go beyond profit and return. We advise social enterprises in their development and for profit organizations on their social engagement.

About us

Luc Haegemans

Luc Haegemans

“End of 70’s, Toronto, Canada… I was studying at the University of Toronto and lived on Duggan Avenue, a quiet and leafy street. It was an inspiring place, where I was able to broaden my perspective on the world."
Today it has become a symbolic methaphore. Duggan stands for : open minded, cosmopolitan and yet local, hands on action but also conceptual thinking.

Luc studied law at the Universities of Leuven and Toronto, international management at IESE (Barcelona) and organizational development at INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and Tavistock Institute (London).

  • Assistant Professor International Law at KU Leuven (1979-1983)
  • 32 years with BNP Paribas Fortis and its predecessors (1983-2015), with leading positions in several of the bank’s activities. Secretary General and Member of the Executive Committee (2009-2015)
  • Chairman of the Board of Marmo NV, a family business in the food industry & chairman to the Family Council
  • Board Director at Brussels Airport Company, Fortino Capital II, Gemma Frisius Fund (until 2016), Trappist Brewery of Westmalle and Warande vzw.
  • In the social sector : chairman of Tweeperenboom cvba and microStart cvba (until 2019), director at the BNP Paribas Fortis Foundation (until 2015)

Marleen Van Kerckhove

Marleen studied law at the Universities of Leuven, Nancy (CEU) and at the London School of Economics.

  • Member of the Cabinet of Gaston Geens, President of the Flemish Government (1983-1984)
  • Assistant at the Belgo-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, London (1986-1988)
  • Lawyer (Member of the Brussels Bar), specialized in European Competition Law (mainly mergers & acquisitions) with Clifford Chance (1988-2003) and Arnold&Porter (2003-2017)
  • Board Member at LKSD vzw, which combines three schools in the centre of Leuven (Heilig Drievuldigheidscollege, Paridaensinstituut en Sint-Pieterscollege)
  • Programme Facilitator at Leuven 2030 vzw, focusing on raising finance for climate initiatives
  • Founder of the involveEU Fund at the KU Leuven that focuses on increasing civic participation in the European Union
Marleen Van Kerckhove



From time to time we publish an article on our activities, be it on family business, corporate governance or European civic participation. Please find hereby the links to some of our most recent publications.
(for the time being only available in Dutch)

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