A tribute to Luc Coene
The Board of the Rural Investment Support for Europe (RISE) Foundation regrets the loss of its founding and long standing member Luc Coene, 69, formerly Governor of Belgium's National Bank. Despite his numerous professional commitments in Belgium and abroad, notably with the European Central Bank, Luc was always ready to give free support to private initiatives and played a key role in advising the Rise foundation, participating in most of its Board meetings. He stood out for originality, ingenuity, commitment and pragmatism, providing persuasive advice for the activities of the foundation. RISE ows him a lot and deeply regrets the loss of a true friend.