In a career spanning 25 years, Cheryl “Che” Miller Van Dÿck has held global leadership roles in blue chip companies in the transport, banking, telecom and IT industries in Asia, North America, Europe and Russia. As founder of the Brussels-based Digital Leadership Institute, she has spent the last seven years leveraging disruptive technologies for the benefit of the world's most under-served communities.
Che is member of the governing board of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition for Europe, member of the board of the Women's Entrepreneurship Platform, three-time Belgian Ambassador for Code Week Europe, Brussels Ambassador to Startup Europe Week, and Belgium Ambassador for Women's Entrepreneurship Day. She is on the board of several tech startups, and actively coaches and invests in early stage enterprises.
Che has a degree in International Relations, Law & Organizations from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and a Master of International Business Studies from the Moore School of Business at USC. She is an English native speaker and speaks, reads and writes Japanese, Dutch, French, Italian and Russian.
In 2018, Che received a Global Mobile Award for her “immeasurable impact” on increasing diversity in tech worldwide, and in 2019, the Financial Times and Google selected Che as one of 100 “digital pioneers of Europe.” Che’s pioneering work in inclusive digital transformation has also been recognized by the G20, United Nations, European Parliament and private sector organizations, and she is regularly invited to speak and author articles on subjects of digital disruption, industry 4.0, entrepreneurship, innovation, education, digital inclusion, and the workforce of the future. Che has presented at the United Nations in Geneva and New York, at the European Parliament in Brussels, and at global industry events like Mobile World Congress, TEDx, EmTech, OSCON, CPDP and FOSDEM.