The Board of Directors is the company’s supreme decision-making body in all matters other than those in respect of which decision-making powers are reserved to the General Meeting of Shareholders by law or the articles of association. The Board of Directors delegates its management and operational authority to the Bekaert Group Executive. The main task of the Board of Directors, under the leadership of the Chairman, is to determine the company’s general policy and supervise its activities.

The Board of Directors has 15 members:

Bekaert Board of Directors 2016

  1. Bert De Graeve 
    Chairman of the Board of Directors
  2. Matthew Taylor 
    Chief Executive Officer
  3. Celia Frances Baxter
  4. Alan Begg 
  5. Leon Bekaert 
  6. Gregory Dalle
  7. Charles de Liedekerke 
  8. Christophe Jacobs van Merlen  
  9. Hubert Jacobs van Merlen 
  10. Maxime Jadot 
  11. Pamela Knapp  
  12. Martina Merz  
  13. Emilie van de Walle de Ghelcke
  14. Henri Jean Velge  
  15. Mei Ye

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

  • 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

  • Bezinal-2000

    Situation

    Although zinc provides a barrier to corrosion in most environments, specific conditions accelerate the corrosion process

    Solution

    Bekaert, drawing from its deep expertise in coating technology, has developed an advanced zinc/aluminum coating

    Result

    Bezinal® 2000 increases corrosion resistance with up to 500% compared to traditional galvanization

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