Corporate governance

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Good corporate governance is essential to sustaining successful companies’ growth. Gimv is keen to be exemplary in this respect. In December 2005, Gimv adopted a Corporate Governance Charter that details the key aspects of its corporate governance policy.

Belgian companies are legally required to formally justify the degree to which their corporate governance policies comply with the principles and best practice provisions of the Corporate Governance Code. Research has shown that Gimv complies with over 90% of the criteria set out in the code.

Specific information about Gimv's corporate governance practices is available in the Corporate Governance chapter of the Annual Report. This chapter contains information on appointments, remunerations and any conflicts of interest.

Corporate Governance Charter

In December 2005, Gimv adopted a Corporate Governance Charter that details the key aspects of its corporate governance policy:

  • Governance structure
  • Shareholder structure
  • Board of Directors
  • Advisory committees
  • Day-to-day management
  • Code of conduct

The Corporate Governance Charter is regularly updated to reflect relevant developments. The latest version was approved by the board of directors of Gimv in May 2017. To request a hard copy of the Corporate Governance Charter, please send an e-mail to gimvlegal@gimv.com.

Corporate Governance Charter

Code of conduct

Dealing code

Articles of association

The Articles of incorporation provide the legal basis on which the company is established.

Download Articles of Assocation

Board of directors

As mentioned in the articles of association of Gimv, the board of directors consists of twelve members.

Download Composition of the board

Five members of the board of directors are appointed from among candidates proposed by the Flemish Government, as long as the Flemish Government holds 25% of the shares. In the list below, their names are marked with an asterisk (*).

Six members of the board of directors are non executive independent directors appointed from among candidates proposed by the nomination committee. In the list below, their names are marked with a bullet (°).

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

Executive committee