François Desné



Stijn Vanneste

Divisional CEO Steel Wire Solutions
Member of the Bekaert Group Executive

François Desné (° 1971) joined Bekaert on 5 September 2022. He began his career with RHODIA in 1996, where he held management roles in quality and development. François moved to BASF in 2003 where he took on regional and global leadership positions of increasingly broader scope and responsibility across Europe and Asia. 

He joined Recticel in 2016 and was Group General Manager of Recticel Engineered Foams and member of the Recticel Group Executive Committee, before he moved to Bekaert.

François Desné, French national, holds a Master of Science in fundamental physics from the University of Paris VII, France, an MBA from the Wharton School, and a Master of Arts in international studies from the Lauder Institute, both belonging to the University of Pennsylvania, US.