Divisional CEO Steel Wire Solutions
Member of the Bekaert Group Executive
Stijn Vanneste (°1972) started his career in 1995 as Process Development Engineer at Bekaert. He has taken up several international management positions in the rubber reinforcement business of the Group, among which General Manager of Bekaert Shenyang (2005-2007), Head of Operations Steel Cord China (2007-2010) and Vice President Rubber Reinforcement Europe and India (2013-2014).
In 2014 Stijn became Senior Vice President Manufacturing Excellence with a global responsibility across all business platforms.
On 1 April 2016 Stijn has been appointed member of the Bekaert Group Executive and Executive Vice President for the region Europe, South Asia and South East Asia.
Stijn holds a Master's degree in electrotechnical-mechatronical engineering from the Catholic University of Louvain (KUL).
Stijn was appointed Divisional CEO Steel Wire Solutions in March 2019.