Matthew Taylor


Chief Executive Officer

Chairman of the Bekaert Group Executive
Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Strategic Committee
Member of the Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group Committee

Appointed 2014

After serving the British Royal Navy (1981-1985), Matthew Taylor (°1960) joined Ford Motor Company where he held various international management positions in marketing and sales before he became managing director of Land Rover in 2002. After more than 20 years at Ford, he joined J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, where he was promoted CEO in 2008. He stepped down in 2010 to become CEO of Edwards Group, a global market leader of vacuum pump technologies and abatement systems, with headquarters in the UK.

Matthew Taylor joined Bekaert on 1 September 2013 as CEO designate and member of the Bekaert Group Executive. As of May 2014, he has been appointed CEO of Bekaert.

Matthew Taylor is British. He graduated from the London School of Economics.

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