BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Long before Corporate Governance became a concept, Louis VYNCKE instilled the company with a strong sense of responsibility, accountability and transparency towards all its stakeholders. The Vynckeneers are not all-powerful and for sure not all-knowing and therefore we deemed it useful and necessary to reinforce our team with external independent Directors. We have carefully searched and found enlightened people, all respected in their own fields of success. Our Board of Directors is now made up of Peter and Dieter VYNCKE, and three independent professionals:

Farhad Forbes

Farhad Forbes

(born 1955) holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master’s in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business ; R&D technical staff of Hewlett Packard Company in Palo Alto, California ( 1979-1982 ) ; Past Chairman – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Family Business Network (FBN-I) India, CII Western Region, and CII Western Region Family Business Sub – Committee ; Member of the Sloan Program Advisory Board at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Currently Director of Forbes Marshall ( 1982-Current ) ; Member of the Advisory Council at the StanfordGraduate School of Business (since 2012); Co-chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Committee on Affirmative Action ; Member of the Executive Committee of Family Business Network International ; Director of Codel International UK ; Member of other company boards.

Johan Van Den Driessche

(born 1953) holds Master’s in Commercial and Financial sciences and in Fiscal Sciences ; Chairman of KPMG EU Tax Centre (2006-2009), Managing Partner of KPMG Tax & Legal Belgium (1994-2006) ; Member of the Board of Directors of KPMG Belgium (1994-2006); Was part time Prof. at Brussels Business School and Antwerp University Management School; Author of various books and numerous articles.

Formerly (Independent) Company Director with companies Gimv and VAB ; Chairman of vtbKultuur and Board Member of Voka-Comité Brussels (President in 2002-2004) (Flemish Brussels employers Federation), HUB (University College of Brussels) and VIW ( Flemings in the World).

Alexander DEWULF

  • Born in ’57, enjoyed a military education and graduated as civil engineer
  • Passionate about technology & innovation
  • An impressive CV of management positions in technological companies such as IMEC, SIEMENS, EDS, NUON.
  • Since 2009 CEO of SONEPAR Belgium, which contains CEBEO, CHEYNS, …  and member of different Boards and Professional Associations.

Peter DE KEYZER

  • Born in ’75, graduated in Applied Economics
  • Worked as Chief Economist @ KBC Bank, Chief Investment Advisor @ ABN AMRO Bank, Chief Economist @ PETERCAM and Chief Economist @ BNP PARIBAS FORTIS Bank
  • Since 2016 Co-founder and Managing Partner @ GROWTH INC : strategic communication advisors
  • Author of the book Growth Makes You Happy, columnist @ the Belgian financial newspaper DE TIJD, …

Els VERBRAECKEN

  • Born in ’70, graduated as Commercial Engineer
  • Worked at the UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN, at CREDENDO, a credit insurer where she was responsible for Central & Eastern Europe, SEGHERS BETTER TECHNOLOGY
  • Since 2002 building a financial career at DEME (= one of the biggest dredging companies in the world), since 2013 CFO (and member in 60 Boards within the DEME Group).