Board of Directors

The Board consists of sixteen members appointed by the Regional governments and the federal government, providing an equal representation of public and private sectors. Each Region appoints a Government Commissioner.

Composition

On 25 September 2014, the Board of Directors was comprised as follows:

  • Honorary President
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Federal Government Representatives
  • Brussels-Capital Region Representatives
  • Flemish Region Representatives
  • Walloon Region Representatives

 

HONORARY PRESIDENT

His Majesty the King

Honorary President BFTA

Z.K.H. Prins Filip - S.A.R. le Prince Philippe

PRESIDENT

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck
Minister of State 
Member of the European Parliament
 

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck

VICE PRESIDENT

Pierre Henri Rion
Business angel

Pierre Henri Rion

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES (PRIVATE SECTOR)

Didier Malherbe 
CEO UCB Belgium, Vice President - UCB

Didier Malherbe

 

Pieter Timmermans
CEO of the Federation of Belgian Enterprises (FEB)

Pieter Timmermans

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES (PUBLIC SECTOR)

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck
Minister of State
Member of the European Parliament

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck 

 

BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PRIVATE SECTOR)

Pierre Konings
Director - KBC Bank & Insurance

Pierre Konings

Olivier Willocx
Administrator - BECI

Olivier Willocx

BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PUBLIC SECTOR)

Bénédicte Wilders 
Director - Head of Department, Brussels Invest & Export

Bénédicte Wilders

Frank Lelon
Advisor to the Cabinet of the Brussels-Capital Region Government Minister for Finance, Budget, Public Service and Foreign Relations, Guy Vanhengel

Frank Lelon

BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION REPRESENTATIVES (GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER)

Christophe T'Sas
Director of the Cabinet for the State Secretary of foreign trade of the Brussels Capital region. 
 
Christophe T'Sas
 

FLEMISH REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PRIVATE SECTOR)

Jo Libeer
CEO of Flanders' Chamber of Commerce and Industry - VOKA

Jo Libeer

 

Gijs Kooken
Unizo International - Attaché

Gijs Kooken

 

FLEMISH REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PUBLIC SECTOR)

Claire Tillekaerts
CEO - Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT)

Claire Tillekaerts

 

Carla Brion
Director - Flemish Environment Company (VMM)
ALMC - International Environmental Policy Department

Carla Brion

FLEMISH REGION REPRESENTATIVES (GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER)

Jurian Van Parys
Departement Internationaal Vlaanderen

Jurian Van Parys

WALLOON REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PRIVATE SECTOR)

Pierre Henri Rion
Business Angel

Pierre Henri Rion

 

Jean-Jacques Westhof
Director of the Department of Foreign Trade - the Walloon Business Federation (UWE)

Jean-Jacques Westhof

 

WALLOON REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PUBLIC SECTOR)

Pascale Delcomminette
Acting CEO of the Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX)

Pascale Delcomminette

 

Xavier Geudens
Attaché - Ministry of the Walloon Region, Economic Inspection Department

Xavier Geudens

WALLOON REGION REPRESENTATIVES (GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER)

Nathalie Lafontaine
Deputy Director of the Cabinet of Minister Jean-Claude Marcourt Vice-Président du Gouvernement wallon, Ministre de l’ Economie, de l’ Industrie, de l’ Innovation et du Numérique
Vice-Président du Gouvernement de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Ministre de l’ Enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et des Médias

Nathalie Lafontaine

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