Frédéric Jacquemin worked for several years as an expert in Cultural Policies at the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. In this context, he coordinated the ACP Cultural Observatory, where he conducted research into the creative industries and cultural policies of the ACP countries from 2009 to 2012. He designed development activities and training programmes in cultural enterprise management in sub-Saharan Africa for the Hicter Foundation , the Belgian Technical cooperation, the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa and the International Organisation of la Francophonie. As the director of Africalia, he is the gatekeeper of the mission of the organization that strives to establish and consolidate a positive work environment for African cultural operators.
Frédéric Jacquemin holds a MA in Art History and Archaeology from the Catholic University of Louvain and an MA in Business Administration from the E. Solvay Institute (Université Libre de Bruxelles).