Lut Sommerijns currently holds the position of Secretary General of the Belgian Association of Pension Institutions (BVI – ABIP).
She graduated in 1985 from the Catholic University of Louvain (KU Leuven) where she obtained her Law Degree. She was granted a Masters Degree (LL.M.) by the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. Lut Sommerijns has been a lawyer for the past 21 years, specialising in occupational pension matters, admitted at both the Brussels and New York bar.
Lut Sommerijns regularly lectures on the subject of occupational pensions and has written a book and several articles on the topic of pensions. She is a member of IPEBLA and of the HR Committee of AmCham. She has regular contacts with the Belgian Supervisor, CBFA, and actively participates in the activities of EFRP and AEIP. She lectures at the KU Leuven and at the Belgian Pension Academy of the BVPI-ABIP.
Lut has been involved in establishing the Belgian implementation legislation of the European IORP-Directive.
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