Stephan Doukhopelnikoff

  • Born in Belgium, world citizen since 2003.
  • Countries of residence:
    • Belgium (1966-2014)
    • Spain (2000-2016)
    • Swaziland (2009- ),
    • South-Africa (2015),
    • Rwanda (2016),
    • Burundi (2016 – ).

He loves nature, people, cultures, architecture, technology, design …


Stephan holds a master in law (3x cum
laude, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and a master in business law (Universiteit Antwerpen).

.as a mediator, accredited in Belgium in 2014 and South-Africa 2015 (Cape Town University, Faculty of Law.
.a leadership coach with compassion (USA, Case Western university)
.a coach of employees (PMI, Project Management Institute)

Skills & Experience

  • lawyer (business) (27 years Belgian Bar)
  • mediator and facilitator
  • (project)manager, marketing manager, financial manager (150 people), ALGIRO LTD, MERCEDES-BENZ SINT-TRUIDEN (1992-1993)
  • entrepreneur
  • coach
  • trainer

Keynote Speaker

  • Bujumbura, Digital Entrepreneurship Summit, 2018-2019, The legal aspects of doing business on the internet, digital entrepreneurship and the future of AI.
  • Washington, International Congres in Peace in Africa and the Middle East, 2017
  • Keynote speaker on mediation and the situation in Burundi.
  • Bujumbura, Business and Leadership Summit 2017
  • Keynote speaker on Business, Entrepreneurship and Ethics.
  • Miami, Foundation Congress of the TheOnlineBar, 2011, The virtual law firm and Trust in a digital environment.


Group facilitation: strategic planning, alignment of stakeholders in projects, companies or organisations and the integration of projects in communities.


Return to peace. Mediation (2018) About the mediation and facilitation process
Retour à la paix par la médiation (2020)
LeaderCOACH (to be published December 2022)


Stephan had the honor to be chosen as the first guest in a new series launched by Vikram Singh: “Conversation with a beautiful mind”.Vikram is a mediator and created a worldwide network of mediators.