Baudouin VelgeMember of the Board of Directors
Member of the Audit and Finance Committee


Appointed 1998

Baudouin Velge (°1955) started in 1983 as Attaché of the Department of Economic Studies of the National Bank of Belgium. In 1987 he joined the Philips Electronics Group until 1991, when he transferred to the Cobac Group (now Euler-Hermes). In the Cobac Group, Baudouin Velge held several positions as General Manager, Cobac Services Belgium, Director Sogasander, member of the Board of Management, Director Cobac Services Netherlands and Secretary of the Board of Directors Cobac S.A. From 1996 till 2004 he was Manager of the Economic Department of the VBO-FEB Federation of Belgian Companies, Deputy Chairman of the Central Economic Council and member of the Board of Directors of Delcredere. From November 2004 till December 2007 he was CEO of Fedis, the Federation of Belgian Retailers. Baudouin then became CEO of Interel Belgium PR & PA, a strategic communications and public affairs consultancy. He became Managing Partner at Interel in 2013. 

Baudouin Velge is member of the Board of Cofinimmo.

Furthermore, Baudouin Velge is a guest professor at the UCLouvain. He previously taught at  the Universities of Pennsylvania (USA) and St Louis, KULeuven and HUB, the "Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussels" in Belgium. 

Baudouin Velge holds a Baccalaureate in Philosophy (1978) and a Master's Degree in Economics (1979) from the Catholic University of Louvain. He became PhD in Economics in 1983 at the University of Pennsylvania. ”

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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