Hi! My name is Bert Jehoul, online you can find me as jeborsel.

Currently working as Independent on Open Badges & European projects on Open Recognition.

I am an active member of the international Open Badges & Open Recognition community and co-founder of Open Recognition Belgium. I am also an enthusiastic volunteer & member of the board of Open Knowledge Belgium and co-organiser of Civic Lab Brussels & Basic Income Tech meetups.

As Independent I am a part of the RD Talents Open Badges consultants network and one of the co-founders of BitofTrust.

I have a background in Psychology and Psychometrics and learned coding via the use of the statistical software R. I very much enjoy coaching students each year during Open Summer of Code.


  • Open Recognition
  • Open Badges
  • Public Interest Tech
  • Open Data
  • Basic Income
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management, 2019


  • Master in Psychology, 2005

    KU Leuven

  • Mathematics & Science, 1998

    Don Bosco College Hechtel



Open Recognition Developer


Mar 2018 – Present Hasselt
  • Open Recognition Ambassador & Consultancy
  • Part of RDTalents network
  • Co-Founder BitofTrust
  • Project partner in several European Erasmus+ projects (MIRVA, Bridges, Lebpass,..)
  • Invited expert Europass European Digital Credentials Infrastructure

Board Member

Open Knowledge Belgium

Feb 2018 – Present Brussels
  • Lead of Open Badges Belgium
  • Co-founder of Open Recognition Belgium
  • Open Knowledge Belgium Treasurer since February 2019
  • Active member of Civic Labs Brussels
  • Coach during Open Summer of Code
  • Speaker at Open Belgium


DG Digital Transformation, BOSA, Federal Government

Feb 2018 – Jul 2020 Brussels
  • Working on Innovation & “AI4Belgium”
  • Part of the Federal Innovation Network
  • Organising workshops & meetups
  • Setting up Innovation Labs & POC’s to explore new technologies
  • Promote civic & public interest tech

Psychometrician & Strategic Support Adviser

Selor, Recruitment & Selection office, Federal Government

Oct 2010 – Mar 2018 Brussels
  • Psychometric department (Monitoring, Reporting & Analysis of Psychometric test results)
  • Co-founder of Be Badges , an Open Badges platform to showcase skills & promote the re-use of test results
  • Open Badges community engagement
  • Co-founder & Lead of Innovation Lab
  • Launched EscoBadges
  • Strategic Support Adviser IT Innovation
  • Introduced, promoted & gave training on the use of R for analysis & automatic scoring

Market Research Data Analyst


Oct 2007 – Jun 2010 Lommel
  • Data analysis & Advanced statistics for Market Research studies
  • Working as subcontractor for international clients
  • Reporting & presentation of results
  • Heavy usage of statistical software R & SPSS

Data Processing Manager

IRB Business

Feb 2006 – Jun 2007 Brussels
  • Data Analysis & project management Market Research
  • Co-responsible of Call Center