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Curriculum Vitae - Board of Directors

Véronique Bolland

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

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.
He is currently member of the Board of Directors of the Etex Group and of certain of its subsidiaries. Philippe Coens, who graduated as a civil engineer from the Université Catholique de Louvain, holds a Master of Business Administration (Sloan Program) from Stanford University in the United States.

Dominique Damon

Dominique Damon joined the Danone group in 1970 where she held various positions of responsibility for fifteen years. Dominique 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, Chairperson and Managing Director of Rhône-Poulenc Chimie, then Chairperson and Managing Director of the Impress group in the Netherlands.
In 2004, she set up her own company, Evalind International, which advises major international groups on matters of strategy in the field of corporate governance and development.
Dominique 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 Chairperson of Evalind International 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 Damon has been made "Officier de la Légion d'Honneur", she holds a honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University, England, 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.

Melchior de Vogue

Of Brazilian and French descent, Mel de Vogue received his Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Paris, a diploma from the HEC Business School in France and graduated from the French Society of Financial Analysts.  Originally a financial analyst for five years, he then  held various roles over the course of 12 years at Groupe Suez, including Financial Controller at headquarters. This was followed by a role of CFO and member of the management board of Arjowiggins in Paris for five years. He joined Tessenderlo Group as Chief Financial Officer mid 2009. On 18 December 2013, Mel de Vogue was appointed CEO of Tessenderlo Group, a role he shares with Luc Tack. 


Antoine Gendry

Antoine Gendry started his career in the French Ministry of Interior Affairs. He then spent four years at the Treasury Department. In 1984, he left the public sector to embark on a career in the industrial sector, where he held management positions within DMC (Dolfus Mieg & Cie) and then within the SCOA Group (a subsidiary of Paribas).
He went on to join the Groupe Ciment Français, first as head of the Finance Department then as Deputy Managing Director (1991-2001) before being made Chairman of the Group NORD EST.
Since 2008, he is CEO of the SNPE Group.
He is also director of Acofi SCA and of COE-Rexecode.

A former student of the French Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Antoine Gendry graduated from Paris' Institut d'Etudes Politiques.

Stefaan Haspeslagh

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.

Gérard Marchand

Gérard Marchand started his career in 1970 in different French Ministries and led the Minister's office of Daniel Hoeffel (Ministry of Transport). In 1981 he joined the Group Entreprise Minière et Chimique (EMC) and held various management positions before he became CEO of the " Mines de Potasse d' Alsace".  In 1985 he joined the Tessenderlo Group and became chairman of the executive committee and of the board of directors. Since January 2010, Gérard Marchand holds the position of non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors of Tessenderlo Chemie NV.

Gérard Marchand graduated as engineer from the " Ecole Polytechnique de Paris" and of the "Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Paris".

Baudouin Michiels

Baudouin Michiels has spent most of his professional career securing the international development of the Côte d'Or group, first as a family company and then within the Kraft Foods group.
As Vice-President, he was appointed Regional Manager in charge of Northern Europe (UK, Benelux, the Scandinavian Countries).
He is honorary chairman of the Unibra S.A. and of the Noël Marquet Corporation (N.M.C.) group.
He is director of Exaris Interim S.A. and Levante S.A.
He chairs several cultural and social Institutions.

Baudouin Michiels holds a doctorate in law and a degree in labour and social affairs.

Thierry Piessevaux

Thierry Piessevaux started his career with AXA Belgium . He is current director of Coverenter and Courtiers Associés Sprl.
He also serves as a director within various companies including TDBY Invest S.A.
Thierry Piessevaux holds an economics degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Master in General Management from the INSEAD.

Alain Siaens

Alain Siaens started his career at the Bank Degroof  in 1973. He was managing partner of said bank from 1998 until 2006 and holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Degroof since 2006.  He was also professor in economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL).Alain Siaens holds mandates with other companies such as Brederode NV. Alain Siaens obtained a PhD in economics from the UCL as well as a CRB Fellow at Harvard University. He is honorary professor at the UCL and honorary president of the Belgian Association of Financial Analysts.

Luc Tack

Luc Tack is Managing Director of 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.

Luc Tack is a genuine 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.

On 18 December 2013,  Luc Tack was appointed CEO of Tessenderlo Group, a role he shares with  Mel de Vogue. 

Karel Vinck

Karel Vinck is Coordinator with the European Commission and member of the Board of Directors of the Monnaie and of Nyrstar SA. He is also a member of Nyrstar's audit and nomination and remuneration committees.
A former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Umicore SA, he has also held positions as Chief Executive Officer of Eternit NV, of Bekaert NV and of the Belgian Railways (SNCB).
Karel Vinck graduated as an electrical and mechanical engineer from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven  and followed a post-graduate Production Management programme at the University of Ghent. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University USA.

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