Explore the intersection of spirituality and business in this insightful roundtable discussion with Satish Kumar, Pierre Gurdjian and Guibert del Marmol. Learn from each other's perspectives and experiences.

Time for a change. Let’s make our lives and business a better place.

Through short meditation, reflection, and sharing, we’ll explore how our spiritual practices can help us cultivate greater awareness, compassion, and purpose in our lives and businesses. We’ll also consider how these practices can help us connect with nature and our communities and become more effective agents of positive change.

“When we view our work as a spiritual practice, we bring a sense of purpose and meaning to everything we do. And this can have a transformative effect on our businesses and the world around us.” Satish Kumar

Let’s create a better world together. Join us for an intimate moment of sharing on March 24th at 5.30 PM sharp at TheMerode.

About Satish Kumar 

Satish Kumar is a well-known spiritual and environmental activist, author, and former Jain monk. He is the founder and Director of Programmes of the Schumacher College in Devon, UK, which offers courses in sustainable living, ecology, and spiritual practice. He is also the Editor Emeritus of the environmental magazine Resurgence & Ecologist, and has written several books on spirituality, ecology, and social change.

Satish is known for his teachings on simplicity, mindfulness, and interconnection, and for his advocacy for a more sustainable and holistic way of life. He has been a leading voice in the environmental movement for many years, and has inspired countless people around the world with his vision of a more just, compassionate, and ecologically conscious society.

“Businesses must have a deeper purpose, which is not just profit. We need to ask ourselves, what is the purpose of business? Is it just to make money or is it to serve humanity and the planet?”  Satish Kumar


Pierre Gurdjian
Board member of private and public organizations and Co-Founder of the Belgium’s 40 under 40

Pierre Gurdjian is the President of the Board of Directors of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB); Member of the Board of Directors and its Governance and Remuneration Committee at UCB; a Member of the Board of Directors at Lhoist; a Member of the Board of Solvay;  and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel Belgium.
Prior to these roles, Pierre was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. During his 27 years with the firm, he served a dynamic portfolio of leading clients throughout Europe and Middle East, he was Managing Partner of the Belgium-Luxemburg office, and he held international responsibility for McKinsey’s Human Capital practice in EMEA.
Pierre has a passion for human capital development and co-created the Belgium’s 40 under 40 platform that helps equip young leaders who are on a journey to making the world a better place. He is also often invited to speak about leadership building, with a focus on wisdom, purpose and legacy.
He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and past President of YouthStart Belgium and the Harvard Club of Belgium. He teaches a graduate course on ‘The CEO Perspective’ at the Solvay Business School (ULB) and is involved in numerous humanitarian, philanthropic and entrepreneurial initiatives in Europe and outside.
Pierre holds a degree in Commercial Engineering from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Guibert del Marmol
Co-founder of Lunt Foundation, author, and speaker

For over 15 years Guibert directed various service companies operating in Europe and also in the United States. At the age of thirty, as a young business leader, a work burn-out dragged him to a hospital bed where he suffered from a very severe condition. By merging the best of our modern medicine with ancient sciences of healing he has been able to change the prognosis of the doctors. Rather than killing him, this test marked the start of a new life, profoundly influencing his life as a man, leading businessman and entrepreneur. This experience altered his concept of the world and, furthermore, enabled him to acquire a very particular experience in the field of interactions between “mind and body”. Since 2006, he helps CEO’s, executive boards, shareholders and family offices to develop a conscious capitalism based on the principles of shared value and noble purpose. Today, he works as a mentor, author and speaker specializing in the field of “Regenerative” economy and Inspired & Inspiring leadership. He co-founded the Lunt Foundation that promotes social entrepreneurship and consciousness awakening. Living in Brussels, he’s active in Europe, in Asia and in the US. He published two books (Falling higher & No time to waste) dealing with individual and collective resilience. Active also in the academic world, he held for three years the chair in “Regenerative economy” at the Louvain School of Management.


  • 17:00 > Welcome
  • 17:30 – 19:00 > Roundtable with Satish


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