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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 1 March 2021, 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

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

PRESIDENT

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck
Minister of State   

VICE PRESIDENT

Pierre Henri Rion
Business Angel

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES (PRIVATE SECTOR)

Didier Malherbe 
Chairman of the Board – BCI Pharma

 

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

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES (PUBLIC SECTOR)

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck
Minister of State

 

 

Régine Vandriessche 
Ambassador - Permanent Representative to the OECD and UNESCO

 

BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PRIVATE SECTOR)

Pierre Konings
Director - KBC Asset Management

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)

Daan Fonck
Adviser of the Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Urbanism and Heritage, European and International Relations, Foreign Trade and Fire fighting and Emergency medical Assistance, Pascal Smet
 
 
 

FLEMISH REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PRIVATE SECTOR)

Gilles Suply
Political Advisor European affairs and International entrepreneurship - Voka - Vlaams Netwerk van Ondernemingen

 

Koen De Ridder
International Affairs Advisor - UNIZO

 

FLEMISH REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PUBLIC SECTOR)

Claire Tillekaerts
CEO - Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT)

 

Jurian Van Parys
Legal Advisor - Flanders Chancellery and Foreign Office 

FLEMISH REGION REPRESENTATIVES (GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER)

Thomas Moens 
Deputy Chief of Staf Foreign Affairs, Cabinet of the Minister-President of the Government of Flanders and Flemish Minister for Foreign Policy, Culture, Digitization and Facilities, Jan Jambon

WALLOON REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PRIVATE SECTOR)

Pierre Henri Rion
Business Angel

 

Jean-Christophe Dehalu
Advisor Economy, R&D and International at the Walloon Union of Companies (UWE)

 

WALLOON REGION REPRESENTATIVES (PUBLIC SECTOR)

Pascale Delcomminette
CEO of Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX)
& Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI)

 

Xavier Geudens 
Director – Walloon Public Service – Economy Employment and Research – Department of Economic Development – Direction Thematic Projects Department

WALLOON REGION REPRESENTATIVES (GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER)

Geoffrey Bedoret
Diplomatic Advisor to the Vice-President of the Walloon Government, Minister of Economy, Foreign Trade, Research and Innovation, New Technologies, Agriculture and Urban and Spatial Planning, Willy Borsus