Bert De Graeve - ChairmanChairman of the Board of Directors 

Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Strategic Committee
Member of the Audit and Finance Committee

 Appointed 2014

 

Bert De Graeve (°1955) started his career in 1980 with Arthur Andersen & Co. He joined Alcatel Bell in 1982 in the Finance Department. In 1991 he became General Manager Shanghai Bell Telephone Equipment Mfg. Cy in Shanghai.

In 1994 he was appointed Vice President, Director Operations, Alcatel Trade International in Paris and in 1996 as Director International Affairs, Alcatel Alsthom in Paris. In 1996 he transferred to the Flemish Public Radio & TV Broadcaster (VRT) and became Managing Director VRT. In 2002 he left the VRT and joined Bekaert where he took up the assignments of Chief Financial and Administration Officer and General Secretary. Bert De Graeve was appointed CEO of Bekaert in May 2006.  He stepped up to become Chairman of Bekaert in May 2014.

Bert De Graeve is Chairman of Telenet and independent member of its Board of Directors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of UCB and a member of the Management Committee of FEB, the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium.  Bert De Graeve is a member of the International Business Leaders' Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC), President of the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce, member of the Advisory Board of the Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, senior member of the Conference Board New York and member of the Board of the Concours Reine Elisabeth.

Bert De Graeve has a Master in Law from the University of Ghent (1980). He also studied Financial Management at IPO (Antwerp) and became Master in Tax Management at VLEKHO (Brussels).

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better together

  • transmission-cable

    Situation

    Alcan and Bekaert joined forces to install 210 miles of transmission cable

    Solution

    Bekaert seamlessly adjusted the lengths of the reels to help Alcan’s trucks drive through mountainous terrain

    Result

    Alcan could meet their customer’s delivery requirements

  • Algeciras-port

    Situation

    Optimal reinforcement required for the concrete pavement of the Algeciras port terminal in Spain.

    Solution

    Concrete strengthened with Dramix steel fibers, offering high fatigue resistance and load bearing capacity.

    Result

    The solution largely exceeds the Spanish standard for the design and construction of port pavement set at a durability of at least 25 years.

  • ski

    Situation

    Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain

    Solution

    In close cooperation Bekaert developed superior quality wires that meet the technical customer requirements of ropeway constructors

    Result

    The customer handles the production of the cables, but also on-site weaving (or splicing) and installation. The cables have a life expectancy up to 40 years

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