Nikolay A. Dentchev
Nikolay A. Dentchev is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He holds the Solvay Business School Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at VUB, with founding partners Close the Gap, BNP Paribas Fortis and Euroclear. Nikolay is a member of the Investment Committee of Trividend, member of the Ethical Committee of Solifin, an executive board member of the International Association for Business and Society and the International New Business Model Conference Series, and board of directors member at VUB related incubator ICAB nv. He is the co-organizer of the Social Entrepreneurship Summit. In addition to social entrepreneurship, Nikolay has been involved in the coordination of initiatives in support of student entrepreneurship for more than thirteen years at various universities (VUB, KU Leuven and UGent). Nikolay has also 7 years of professional experience in banking and finance, and more specifically related to credits of commercial banking, corporate banking, leveraged finance and project finance. He is the co-founder of Equalisi bvba, a social enterprise that sells 100% Alpaca scarves and hats, produced by vulnerable entrepreneurs from Bolivia.