Stefaan Haspeslagh graduated as a Master in Applied Economics and further specialized in Tax Management & Insurance. He started his career in audit, tax and consulting services at PwC Belgium where he gained a wealth of experience and expertise in finance and financial management.
He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer at Picanol Group (Picanol NV). The Picanol Group is an international group that specializes in the development, production and sale of weaving machines and other high-technology products, systems and services. Since November 2013, the Picanol Group, through one of its daughter companies, became the main shareholder of Tessenderlo Group NV. Stefaan Haspeslagh is also director at Cellpack NV and Findar BVBA, as well as being a member of various management committees.
Luc Tack is an entrepreneur who owns and runs an extended global network of businesses in various industries, such as cleaning and water treatment, as well as the production and trading of home textiles, Luc Tack is Managing Director of the Picanol Group (Picanol NV) and is also the director of several companies, including Acotex NV, Ter Molst International NV, Monks International NV, GTA USA, GTA India, Symphony Mills NV, Attent, De Vier Weverkens NV, Artilat NV, Vyrolat NV, Tankterminal NV and Unidet NV. On 18 December 2013, Luc Tack was appointed CEO of Tessenderlo Group.
Karel Vinck is a coordinator with the European Commission and a member of the board of directors of the Monnaie, Brussels Philharmony. As the former CEO and Chairman of Umicore SA, Mr. Vinck held positions as Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financière Eternit and Belgian Railways (SNCB). Karel Vinck graduated as an electrical and mechanical engineer from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and followed a post-graduate production management program at the University of Ghent. He also holds a Master in Business Administration from Cornell University (US).
Philippe Coens joined the Etex Group in 1974, where he was entrusted with various responsibilities at both a national and international level for a number of years. Between 2003 and 2010, he held the post of Chief Executive Officer and served as chairman of the executive committee. Philippe Coens, who graduated as a civil engineer from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), holds a Master of Business Administration (Sloan Program) from Stanford University (US).
Ms. Deprez started her career with Alcatel Bell in 1980. She created in 1987 together with her brother Hein Deprez the group Univeg which merged in 2015 into Greenyard Foods, a global top player in fresh and processed fruits and vegetables listed on Euronext Brussels. Ms. Veerle Deprez is, through her management company Management Deprez BVBA, non-executive director and member of the nomination committee and remuneration committee at Greenyard as well as a member of the board of directors of Fagron. Ms. Deprez is also a member of the board of directors of various maritime, logistics and farming companies, located in Belgium.
Ms. Baeyaert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Maritime Sciences and completed Middle Management, Effective Management and Financial Management programs from the VLERICK Business School of Ghent. Ms. Baeyaert is currently active as owner of ResiGrass and Cosy Lounge. Before starting these businesses she was active as board member and Business Unit director of the Katoen Natie Group. Her career within Katoen Natie Group started in 1985. She was active as a board member of the Katoen Natie Group in the period 1987 – 2013. Ms. Baeyaert currently serves on the board of directors of Rosier Group and De Vlaamse Waterweg. She is also active as board member of Bedess, the local division in Essen of VOKA Antwerpen/Waasland.