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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 17 January 2019, 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

Zijne Majesteit de Koning - Sa Majesté le Roi
© Royal Palace, Belgium
 

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

 

Pieter Timmermans
CEO of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB)

Pieter Timmermans

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES (PUBLIC SECTOR)

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck
Minister of State

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck 

 

Régine Vandriessche 
Plenipotentiary Minister, Director Asia and Oceania, FPS Foreign Affairs

 

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)

Isabelle Grippa 
CEO, hub.brussels

Frank Lelon
General Management, Image of Brussels, Statistics, External Relations, Office of the Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Finance, Budget, Civil Service, the Promotion of Multilingualism and the Image of Brussels, Sven Gatz

Frank Lelon

BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION REPRESENTATIVES (GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER)

Mathias Dobbels
Director of the Office of the Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region, Pascal Smet
 
 

FLEMISH REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PRIVATE SECTOR)

Gilles Suply
Policy advisor European affairs and international entrepreneurship - Voka - Vlaams Netwerk van Ondernemingen

 

Koen De Ridder
Advisor Unizo International 

 

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 Flemish Minister-president and Minister of Foreign Policy and Immovable Heritage, Geert Bourgeois 

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 Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX)
& Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI)

 

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

WALLOON REGION REPRESENTATIVES (GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER)

Geoffrey Bedoret
Diplomatic Adviser of the Vice-President of the Walloon Government, Willy Borsus