Bekaert Group Executive

The operational responsibility for the company’s activities is assigned to the Bekaert Group Executive which is supervised by the Board of Directors. The Bekaert Group Executive is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer. The overall organization structure of Bekaert represents a balanced responsibility allocation for regions, business platforms and global support functions. 

The business platforms develop our business from an overall perspective across the regions and focus on strategy development and deployment with respect to customer, market and business development. Bekaert’s business activities have been clustered in two global business platforms: rubber reinforcement and industrial & specialty products. 

The regional management teams focus primarily on operational efficiencies and synergies and on leading the operations in line with the set strategies. Their management scope covers the respective regional responsibilities in EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Global support functions manage functional excellence and compliance in support of the platforms and regions and include include technology & engineering, marketing, excellence, HR, finance, IT, purchasing, and other services on a global level. 

Beatríz García-Cos Muntañola
Lieven Larmuseau Curd Vandekerckhove Geert Van Haver
Stijn Vanneste
Piet Van Riet Frank Vromant Bart Wille

Matthew Taylor
Chief Executive Officer

Beatríz García-Cos Muntañola
Chief Financial Officer 

Lieven Larmuseau 
Executive Vice President Rubber Reinforcement Platform

Curd Vandekerckhove
Executive Vice President North Asia and Global Operations

Geert Van Haver 
Chief Technology & Engineering Officer

Stijn Vanneste    
Executive Vice President Europe, South Asia and South East Asia

Piet Van Riet 
Executive Vice President Industrial and Specialty Products Platform,
Marketing, Customer Excellence and Group Business Development

Frank Vromant 
Executive Vice President Americas

Bart Wille 
Chief Human Resources Officer

Senior Vice Presidents

Axel Ampolini  
Senior Vice President Industrial Steel Wire Global

Marco Cipparrone  
Senior Vice President Rubber Reinforcement Europe

Bruno Cluydts 

Chief Operations Officer BBRG

Philip Eyskens
Senior Vice President Legal, IT and Mergers & Acquisitions

Oliver Forberich
Senior Vice President Stainless Technologies Global

Ton Geurts  
Chief Purchasing Officer and Senior Vice President Supply Chain Excellence

Bruno Humblet  
Chief Executive Officer BBRG

Jun Liao  
Senior Vice President Rubber Reinforcement North Asia 

Patrick Louwagie 
Senior Vice President Brazil 

Dirk Moyson 
Senior Vice President Manufacturing Excellence

Alejandro Sananez 
Senior Vice President Latin America

Luc Vankemmelbeke     
Senior Vice President Industrial Products & Specialty Steel Wire Europe

Geert Voet     
Chief Strategy Officer BBRG & EVP Southern Hemisphere BBRG

Zhigao Yu
Senior Vice President Technology & Engineering China