Louis van den Berghe


Louis van den Berghe is the Campus Director of KIT Royal Tropical Institute. Louis has a strong interest in making KIT’s heritage building more sustainable.

Until recently, Louis was the Chief Financial Officer at KIT. One of Louis’ main accomplishments as CFO was to make KIT fossil-free.  As Campus Director, he will strive to take this a few steps further and implement ‘sustainability’ wherever possible and feasible from an economic point of view.

Louis worked previously for multiple NGO’s and commercial companies within the Netherlands. During his 25 years’ experience he has set up, reorganised and managed financial and project administrations, developed project reports and managerial tools regarding project acquisition, financial administration and management.

Louis received his Bachelor of Economics from Marcus Verbeek Education and his Masters of Human Geography from the University of Amsterdam. He is also a qualified massage therapist. A native of Zeeland and long-time resident of Amsterdam, Louis still considers himself to be more of a ‘Zeeuw’.