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   

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

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck 

 

Régine Vandriessche 
Deputy Director General, Bilateral Affairs, FPS Foreign Affairs

Régine Vandriessche

 

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 the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Foreign Trade, Firefighting and Emergency Medical Assistance, Cécile Jodogne 
 
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

 

Jurian Van Parys
Departement Internationaal Vlaanderen

Jurian Van Parys

FLEMISH REGION REPRESENTATIVES (GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER)

Pascal Walrave
Advisor Foreign Policy, Cabinet of the Minister-President of the Flemish Government Geert Bourgeois 

Pascal Walrave

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
CEO of the Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX)

Pascale Delcomminette

 

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

Xavier Geudens

WALLOON REGION REPRESENTATIVES (GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER)

Nathalie Lafontaine
Deputy Director - Cabinet of Minister Jean-Claude Marcourt Vice President of the Walloon Government, Regional Walloon Minister for the Economy, Industry, Innovation and Digitalisation and Vice President of the Government of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Media

Nathalie Lafontaine

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