Board of directors

As mentioned in the articles of incorporation of Gimv, five members of the board of directors are appointed from among candidates proposed by the Flemish Government. In the list below, their names are marked with an asterisk (*). The other members are appointed from among candidates proposed by the remuneration committee.

For further information on the composition of the board, please consult the Annual report and the Corporate Governance Charter.

Hilde Laga

Hilde Laga *

Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Hilde Laga, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hilde Laga has been a member of Gimv’s board of directors since June 2015 and chairman of Gimv since 1 April 2016.

She is a member of the board of directors at Barco, Agfa Gevaert and Greenyard, all of which are listed on Euronext. Furthermore, she is a visiting professor at the law faculty of the KU Leuven as well as a member of the Belgian Corporate Governance Commission. She is the founder of the law firm Laga, where she was managing partner for years, as well as head of the corporate and M&A department.

Kontakt

+32 3 290 21 90

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

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Hilde Laga
Koen Dejonckheere

Koen Dejonckheere

Chief Executive Officer

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Koen Dejonckheere, Chief Executive Officer

Koen Dejonckheere was appointed CEO of Gimv in 2008. Previously, he was managing director at KBC Securities. Prior to that, Koen Dejonckheere was active in both Corporate Finance and Private Equity.

Koen Dejonckheere graduated in civil engineering at Ghent University and has an MBA from IEFSI-EDHEC in Lille (France).

In addition to his position as CEO, he has also been a member of the board of directors of Gimv since 2008.

 

Kontakt

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgien

Koen Dejonckheere
Brigitte Boone

Brigitte Boone *

Director

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Brigitte Boone, Director

Brigitte Boone obtained a master degree in law as well as in economic law. She is alumna from INSEAD and Harvard Business School.

Between 1985 and 2009, Brigitte Boone held various positions (legal counsel, head tax department, CEO Fortis Private Equity, CEO commercial and investment banking) at Generale Bank,  subsequently Fortis Bank. She was also member of the management committee and of the board of directors at Fortis Bank until May 2009.
Currently, Brigitte Boone is managing director at 2B Projects. In addition, Brigitte Boone holds independent director’s mandates at Amonis OFP, Studio 100, Plopsaland, DS Textiles and Puilaetco Dewaay. She is also non-executive director at Imec and BTC.

Brigitte Boone has been a member of Gimv’s board of directors since June 2015.

Brigitte Boone
Marc Descheemaecker

Marc Descheemaecker *

Director

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Marc Descheemaecker, Director

Marc Descheemaecker graduated in Masters in Applied Economics from UFSIA (University of Antwerp). In 1978, he completed his studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, where he obtained a postgraduate degree in European Economy.

Marc Descheemaecker was CEO of the NMBS (national railroad company of Belgium) from 2004 till 2013 and is since 2013 chairman of the Board of BAC (Brussels airport company).

In addition, Marc Descheemaecker is chairman of the board of directors at De Lijn and Lijncom, independent director of the High diamond council Antwerp (HRD), member of the board at Vitrufin (holding above Ethias) and member of the board of directors at the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF). Since January 2017, Marc Descheemaecker has been a member of the board of directors of NMBS.

Marc Descheemaecker has been a board member of Gimv since October 2014.

Marc Descheemaecker
Manon Janssen

Manon Janssen

Director

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Manon Janssen, Director

Manon Janssen graduated as a commercial engineer at the Free University of Brussels/Solvay Business School. She began her career at Procter & Gamble where she worked for 16 years in different countries and where she was responsible for major brands.
In 2000, she became Vice President of Marketing & Innovation at Electrolux Europe and in 2005 she started as Chief Marketing Officer at Philips Lighting.  From May 2010 till May 2015, Manon Janssen was CEO and Managing Director of Ecofys Group, a leading consulting firm in the field of energy and climate.
Since September 2015, she is CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management at Ecorys, an international administration office which helps private and public leaders at making informed choices with regard to social, spatial and economic issues. In addition, Manon Janssen is chair at the Top Sector Energy (NL) and a member of several expert committees in the field of energy transition.

Manon Janssen has been a board member of Gimv since January 2017.

Manon Janssen
Sophie Manigart

Sophie Manigart

Director

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Sophie Manigart, Director

Sophie Manigart is Professor Corporate Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Ghent University as well as partner at Vlerick Business School.

In addition, Sophie Manigart is a director at AXA Belgium and at the Belgian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.

She has been a board member of Gimv since June 2010.

Sophie Manigart
Luc Missorten

Luc Missorten

Director

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Luc Missorten, Director

Luc Missorten was CEO of Corelio until the end of September 2014. Previously, Missorten held positions at the law firm Linklaters and Citibank, and after that, he was appointed chief financial officer at AB Inbev and UCB.

Luc Missorten holds various director’s positions, mainly in listed companies (Barco, Ontex, Recticel and Scandinavian Tobacco Group).

Luc Missorten has been a member of Gimv’s board of directors since June 2014.

Luc Missorten
Geert Peeters

Geert Peeters *

Director

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Geert Peeters, Director

Geert Peeters is currently COO at Cath Kidston Ltd, previously held various positions throughout a long career at VF Corporation and Levi Strauss & Co and also worked for Bacardi Ltd and Sofinal S.A.

Geert Peeters holds a master degree in industrial engineering/textile chemistry, an executive MBA from Flanders Business School and a Master in Operations & Supply Chain Management from Vlerick Business School.

Geert Peeters has been a member of Gimv’s board of directors since April 2016.

Geert Peeters
Karel Plasman

Karel Plasman *

Director

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Karel Plasman, Director

Karel Plasman holds a master degree in commercial and financial sciences. He was a professor at the Handelshogeschool in Antwerp teaching modern financial techniques for 5 years.

Karel Plasman held senior management positions at international financial organisations such as Rabobank Nederland, VISA international London and the Almanij-group.

In June 2002, Karel Plasman started up Corga SA Luxemburg which after evolution was integrated in Acerta Consult. Until May 2014, Karel Plasman was appointed CEO of the Acerta Group.

Karel Plasman has been a member of Gimv’s board of directors since June 2015.

 

Karel Plasman
Bart Van Hooland

Bart Van Hooland

Director

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Bart Van Hooland, Director

Bart Van Hooland is an entrepreneur active in SMEs in various sectors. His main activity today is managing DROIA, an investment and venturing organisation focused on new cancer therapies. He is also involved as shareholder and director in producers of building and garden materials, and in companies with water-related activities such as surveying, diving and dredging. He develops activities as start-ups or through new partnerships.

He has been a board member of Gimv since June 2010.

Bart Van Hooland
Frank Verhaegen

Frank Verhaegen

Director

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Frank Verhaegen, Director

Frank Verhaegen is currently non-Executive Director at Qpinch, independent Director at VDK Bank NV and Treasurer of the Antwerp Cathedral. Previously he held various positions as Audit Partner, was Chairman at Deloitte Belgium and President of the Institute of Auditors, recognized for financial organizations.

Frank Verhaegen holds a master degree in Law and in Economic Sciences from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and an executive MBA ‘High Performance Boards’ from IMD (Belgium).

Frank Verhaegen has been a member of Gimv’s board of directors since July 2017.

Frank Verhaegen
An Vermeersch

An Vermeersch

Director

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An Vermeersch, Director

An Vermeersch graduated as Bio-Engineer in Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Ghent and obtained a Master of Business Administration at the Vlerick School of Management.

She started her career at GSK, after which she started working as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc, in 2000 where she led several projects in Healthcare and Pharma.  In 2008, she returned to GSK Vaccines as Director Global Business Operations, Global Vaccines Development. From 2012 until 2015, as Vice President, Vaccines Executive Office, she led the set-up of a new strategy, the transformation program and the integration of Novartis Vaccines. Since 2016, when she was appointed Vice President, Global Health and Corporate Affairs, she also drives the Global Health strategy.

An Vermeersch has been a board member of Gimv since June 2017.

An Vermeersch