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Franne Van der Keilen

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Franne Van der Keilen

Director of Communications


A communications and global engagement expert, Franne is a mission-focused leader with experience in education, global health research, emergency preparedness, and sustainable development. Franne has lived and worked in Amman, Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Cape Town, Harare, The Hague and Washington, D.C., from where she has established networks across Asia, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. With extensive experience driving strategic partnerships, Franne enjoys designing and implementing high impact plans and leading global engagement initiatives. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Linguistics from KULeuven in Belgium and earned post-graduate certifications in Cultural Anthropology, International Marketing, Business Leadership and Program Design from KULeuven, the American University in Cairo, Cornell University, and Stanford University respectively.


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  • Office of International Affairs
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