Professor Louis Baeck, honorary Executive Director of the University Foundation, passed away on November 29, 2014, at the age of 86, at his home in Heverlee.
Louis Baeck was Professor of world and development economics at KU Leuven and was the author of a large number of books and scientific papers in his field.
From 1982 to 2001 he was the Executive Director of the University Foundation. During his tenure he carried out an extensive renovation of the University Foundation's infrastructure (meeting rooms and hotel facilities), while respecting the historic tradition and style of the building. He was very attached to the Foundation and he was proud to have been able to contribute to its restructuring in order to prepare for the challenges of the 21st century.