Bio

Louis-Philippe Loncke is a Belgian explorer, adventurer, project consultant, speaking coach and entrepreneur. He has degrees in engineering and management. In 2002 he was sent to Singapore for work and started scuba diving. Two year later he went to travel, dive and hike for an entire year in Australia and New Zealand. He walked totally 2000 km and dived 100 times. After meeting a few explorers back in Europe, he returned to Australia to accomplish his first 3 expeditions. All world firsts.

He has done many expeditions from solo extreme treks across deserts, long distance sea-kayaking on rivers or lakes, scientific or expeditions to raise awareness for an ecological cause. Most of his expeditions were prepared while still having a full time job as IT project consultant.

He received recognition as torchbearer for the 2012 London Olympics, Fellow of the Explorers Club, elected Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and Ambassador for the Jane Goodall Institute in Belgium. In 2014, he was knighted by Dr. Goodall herself “Sir Iguana”, knight for the Youth, the Animals and the plants at the European parliament. He is a JCI member.

He has his own company and works as freelancer in IT management consultancy, consultancy for expeditions and develops a start-up to collect information about expeditions online; a source of inspiration for young explorers, adventurers and scientists. The aim is to engage going in the outdoors and help to protect the environment while providing a connection platform for all stakeholders of the expedition business.

In parallel he gives motivational speeches and speaking coach. He was on a TEDx stage three times. He applies the lessons learnt in his corporate jobs to his expeditions and uses his team management experience during expeditions back into his job.

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