Member of the Board of Directors

Appointed 1992




François M. de Visscher (°1953) is Founder and President of de Visscher & Co., a leading financial advisory firm for business owning families throughout the world, based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since its founding in 1990, de Visscher & Co. has advised well over 300 families in the United States, Europe and Latin America. The firm specializes in designing and implementing capital programs to allow family businesses to grow and family shareholders to realize their liquidity objectives. To complement its consulting and investment banking activities with business owning families, Mr. de Visscher founded in 1998 a private equity fund for High Net Worth Individuals, Family Capital Growth Partners LLC.

Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. de Visscher was a Partner at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co., predecessors of Salomon Smith Barney in New York, where he founded the first group on Wall Street to specialize in advising family owned companies.

From 1998 to 2001 Mr. de Visscher was President of the Family Firm Institute, the world’s leading organization of consultants, researchers and educators in the field of family businesses.

François de Visscher is a Certified Public Accountant, Director of the Global Leadership Institute and a member of the Board of Directors of the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. de Visscher is a frequent contributor on family business matters to several publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Nation’s Business, Crain’s, Inc Magazine, and Family Business Magazine.





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8500 Kortrijk - Belgium

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better together

  • transmission-cable


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


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


    Alcan could meet their customer’s delivery requirements

  • Algeciras-port


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


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


    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


    Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain


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


    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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