On Tuesday, September 1, IFE Founder and CEO Coach Kathy Kemper hosted an intimate Zoom to bid farewell to IFE Diplomatic Steward H.E. Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium. Over the past four years Ambassador Wouters and his wife Katrin Van Bragt have generously opened their home to a dozen IFE salons and dinners graciously hosting special guest speakers including former White House Chief-of-Staff Josh Bolten and Denis McDonough; CNN’s Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Vice President Sam Feist; COS in the Office of the Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn Monica Popp; and Wall Street Journal Washington Bureau Chief, Jerry Seib, among others. Topics discussed varied from Tech-in-Gov to Media & Technology and from AI to Emerging Technology. Ambassador Wouters also participated in many IFE programs throughout the Capital City lending his voice and valuable perspective to the conversation. Finally, during 2020 pandemic he and Katrin were steadfast guests in IFE’s virtual Diplo-Drinks/Quarantine Cocktails.
We are forever grateful for your guidance, friendship and support of IFE’s mission to engage the global community to harness the power of data, innovation and soft diplomacy and wish you well on your retirement.
Please enjoy our 2-minute video tribute!