Elly is the international drama executive of VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster in Belgium. As part of VRT’s drama strategy, the ambition is to make high quality drama with international appeal and potential. Therefore, Elly takes up the responsibility to find international financing partners and to set up international co-productions. It is her role to build an international network, to introduce VRT as a strong drama-partner and to share her expertise within the company, in order to create a sustainable drama strategy that reinforces the local ecosystem. She worked at the news department for 12 years. Later, she was commissioning editor for news, reality and fiction. Elly commissioned, amongst others, titles such as Salamander, Team Chocolate and Beau Sejour; series that travel the world. Elly combines her work for VRT with being coordinator of EBU Drama; an initiative that helps European Public Broadcasters to network, co-produce and access world class drama.