As the Global Disability Inclusion Leader at IBM Belgium, Yves Veulliet is on a mission to grow the population of employees with disabilities at IBM across locations in 170 countries and position the corporation as an inclusive thought leader in the market by engaging with clients and business partners from around the world.
Yves started with IBM in 1992 and took on many responsibilities over the course of his career, eventually becoming an international strategist and spokesperson for IBM’s diversity and inclusion efforts. He was previously the Program Manager for Persons with Disabilities of the IBM Europe Middle East Africa Diversity team; the Cross Generational Program Manager responsible for establishing a corporate value framework; and the Diversity Leader of IBM Canada, developing and overseeing a global diversity strategy.
Yves’s global impact extends far beyond his day job. He is the 2019 Chair of the International Labor Organization’s Global Business & Disability network, a member of the corporate advisory board of Disability:IN, an International Associate with Business Disability International, and an external collaborator at the University of Liege in Belgium.
Yves authored the book Turning Point – The Fall and Rise, which details his personal experience as a professional with an acquired disability and provides information on ways that others, including employers, can become more “disability confident.”