Marc Descheemaecker holds a Master 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.