Wilfried Remans is director of corporate communications at Fortis, which he joined in February 2002 as director of press. In his current role, he coordinates the Fortis press activities and the publication of corporate information, and acts as the spokesperson for the company. Before joining Fortis, he was the spokesperson for the Belgian national carrier Sabena until one month after its bankruptcy. He began his career within the Belgian Red Cross as legal advisor and head of the International Humanitarian Law office, and, since 1992, as head of the International department. Wilfried Remans holds a Masters of Law (Leuven, 1990) and postgraduate diplomas in international politics (UCL, 1991) and in business (EHSAL, 1993). He participated in several leadership trainings both within the SAirGroup and Fortis. He is also a guest lecturer on crisis communications for the Brussels VLEKHO management school and the Belgian Royal Military Academy.