Frédéric Jacquemin holds a M.A. in Art History and Archaeology from the Catholic University of Leuven and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Brussels-Solvay Business School. Prior to his appointment as Director of the Hicter Foundation for Cultural Democracy in 2021, Frédéric was CEO of Africalia – the Belgian Agency for Cultural Cooperation with Africa from 2013 to 2021. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Senior Expert on Cultural Policies at the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. In this framework, he coordinated the ACP Cultural Observatory where he conducted several studies on creative industries and cultural policies in ACP countries. As an independent consultant, he designed development cooperation and cultural training programmes Africa for organizations such as the Belgian Technical Cooperation, Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa, OIF. From 1998 to 2006, he led projects on the economic and political stakes of culture, both in Europe and in sub-Saharan Africa. Director and producer of audiovisual documentaries (The Third Paradise, Belgium-Finland, 2003 ; “Est-ce que ça va ? “RD-Congo; 2007) curator and author on cultural issues.
Frederic is member in the capacity of Observer for Civil Society of the UNESCO Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (since 2015) and of International Artistic Comity of MASA -Marché des Arts du Spectacle d’Abidjan- Ivory Coast (2014) and was Jury member of the King Baudouin African Development Prize Jury (2013-2018).