Philip Heylen is the Business Development Manager at Ackermans & van Haaren in Belgium.
He was born in Antwerp, in 1968, and holds a Masters in law. He became Vice Mayor of Antwerp in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2012, for the Flemish Christian Democratic Party CD&V. He is a member of the Board of Directors for numerous companies and organizations, including Elias, ISVAG, the Flemish Opera/Ballet, and M HKA. In his sparse free time, Philip Heylen is enthusiastic marathon runner. He also loves opera, American crooners, cooking, and has a particular fondness for hippos.