Jean-Marie Standaerd is a Belgian citizen who was a permanent delegate of BIA to BusinessEurope and a representative of BIA in Brussels for 11 years (from 2006 to 2017). From 1998 to 2006, Jean-Marie Standaerd, as a representative of the International Labor Organization, assisted and provided resources for a number of projects and meetings in Bulgaria. Thanks to his efforts, our country hosted a number of foreign visits to employers from other European countries and participated in numerous activities in support of Bulgarian employers. Jean-Marie Standaerd was a factor in popularizing the name and image of BIA among European institutions and employers' organizations in Europe.