Katelijn Verstraete is currently the regional director, arts & creative industries at the British Council in East Asia. Before this, she was deputy director, cultural exchange at the Asia-Europe Foundation.
She has extensive experience in developing multi-stakeholder platforms between Asia and Europe in the areas of cultural policy, artistic exchange, capacity building and information exchange. She developed the communication, training and Asia activities for IETM between 2003 and 2006, and managed the On The Move portal for artist mobility.
She was the co-author of the Europe-China Cultural Compass, an orientation for cultural cooperation between Europe and China published by the EUNIC cluster in China.