Executive Vice President Steel Wire Solutions South & Central America
Piet Van Riet (1962) started his career as a researcher with the DSM Group (The Netherlands) and joined the Bekaert Group in 1987. He took up several management positions in Belgium, building up international business and operational experience.
From 2004 till 2014 Piet Van Riet has been heading Bekaert´s activities in Brazil.
On 1 April 2014 Piet Van Riet was appointed Executive Vice President Specialty Products Platform and became member of the Bekaert Group Executive.
On 1 April 2015, Piet additionally took up the responsibility for the Industrial Product Platform and became Executive Vice President Industrial and Specialty Product Platforms. On 1 April 2016 Piet took on the added responsibility for the functional areas of Marketing, Customer Excellence, and Group Business Development.
Piet Van Riet obtained a Master of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering (1986) at KUL, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and completed several international post-graduate programs.