Pierre Bruyère has been the founder and the director of Belnet from1993 till 2012. He is now the CIO of the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) and the chairman of the management board of Belnet. Since 2011 he is also the president of Terena. Pierre is an engineer in electronics graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve. During his career, he took on various responsibilities mainly in the field of research and telecommunications. He was appointed as the Belgian delegate to various international organisations active in this field (European Union, European Space Agency, Eureka, OECD).
Since 1998, Pierre is also a member of the board of directors of ASTRID, a Belgian public company operating a radio communication network (Tetra) for emergency and security services.