Curriculum Vitae - Board of Directors
Véronique Bolland started her career at Ernst & Young as auditor. In 1996, she joined Mobistar, mobile telecommunication operator on the Belgian market, where she held the position of Financial Controller. he went on to join the Orange Group, a European telecommunication subsidiary of France Telecom, first as Director of CFO Programme Office and then as Director of the Sarbanes Oxley Programme. As of 2006, she is Finance Director EMEA at MWH Global, a US based environmental engineering company.
Véronique Bolland holds a Master degree in Commercial Sciences, option International Relations - Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Liege (HEC) and a Master in Business Administration, option Finance - Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (IAG).
She participated to various short term Management Programmes in US and UK Business Schools (LBS, HBS,…).
Philippe Coens joined the Etex Group in 1974, where he was entrusted with various responsibilities at national and international level for many years. Between 2003 and 2010, he held the post of chief executive officer and served as chairman of the executive committee. As manager of Philium BVBA, he is currently member of the board of directors of the Etex Group, chairman of Schreder SA and director of Carrières du Hainaut NV. In his personal capacity he is also a board member of Van Meerbeeck Metalen NV.
Philippe Coens, who graduated as a civil engineer from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), holds a Master of Business Administration (Sloan Programme) from Stanford University (US).
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 and gained a wealth of experience and expertise in finance and financial management.
Currently he is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer at the Picanol Group (Picanol NV). The Picanol Group is an international group specialized 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 Chemie NV. Stefaan Haspeslagh is also Director at Cellpack NV and Findar BVBA and 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 and the production and trading of home textiles, Luc Tack is managing director of the Picanol Group (Picanol NV) and is also director in several companies, amongst which 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 the Group.
Karel Vinck is coordinator with the European Commission and member of the board of directors of the Monnaie, Brussels Philharmony and of Nyrstar SA. He is also a member of Nyrstar's audit and nomination and remuneration committees.
As former CEO and Chairman of Umicore SA, Mr. Vinck held positions as chief executive officer of Eternit NV and of the 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 programme at the University of Ghent. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University (US).
Dominique Zakovitch-Damon joined the Danone group in 1970 where she held various positions of responsibility for fifteen years. Dominique Zakovitch-Damon has amassed a considerable wealth of operational and international experience, successively as Managing Director and Vice-Chairman of the Alusuisse Lonza Group in Zurich, Chairman and Managing Director of Rhône-Poulenc Chimie, then Chairman and Managing Director of the Impress group in the Netherlands.
In 2004, she set up her own company, Evalind International SARL, which advises major international groups on matters of strategy in the field of corporate governance and development.
Dominique Zakovitch-Damon holds far-reaching experience as an executive and independent director of listed and private international groups. She has been an independent director of the Daher Group since 2008, of the Bongrain Group since 2007 and Chairman of Evalind International SARL since 2004. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the "Institut Français des Administrateurs" and a member of the Board of the ESCP European School of Management.
Dominique Zakovitch-Damon has been made "Officier de la Légion d'Honneur", she holds a honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University (UK), she is Foreign Trade Advisor for the French Government, as well as member of the Paris Chamber of Commerce. She holds a graduate in experimental psychology, and in economics and management.