Christoph Van Daele
After studying languages in Ghent, Christoph started his career at Sabena, Belgium’s international airline, in 1991.
He started working as a flight attendant on both medium and long haul destinations.
Somewhere during 1993, Christoph successfully applied for a position as trainer in the flight-operations S.E.P. ( safety and emergency procedures) department. It was during this period that he developed a special interest in psychology and pedagogy, so he decided to start studying these topics at the Brussels ULB university.
Christoph became Chief SEP Training Sabena airline in 1997.
Questioned on this period in his career he states : “ Those days were quit exciting.. Most training-modules were very theoretical than.. My team and I re-designed the boring stuff and we were able to bring the topics in a new and dynamic way.
I guess we were convinced that when people had a bit of fun in class, they would learn better, and forget less "
When Sabena stopped it’s activities in 2001, Christoph was Operations and Training standards manager Cabin-Crew and responsible for the S.E.P. qualification synergies with Swissair Group.
After Sabena, Christoph worked as a manager for Hilton International, and as training and development manager for 3-Suisses International (in Belgium and France)
He joined the Mailleux & Associates team in January 2006 and became Managing Partner in 2014.