Geert Van Haver

Geert Van Haver

Chief Technology & Engineering Officer 
Member of the Bekaert Group Executive

Geert Van Haver (°1957) started his career in R&D at the Metallurgical department of the University of Louvain and was lecturer in applied mechanics at the EHSAL Management School of Brussels.

Geert Van Haver joined the Bekaert Group in 1982 and started his career with the company as a Total Quality Management consultant.  He has subsequently taken up several management positions in the Group and was based in Brazil, Turkey and China for a period of 11 years. He transferred back to Europe in 1998, to become the General Manager of Steelcord Asia & Central Europe.  In 2000, he became General Manager of the business platform Industrial Steel Wires Europe. 

On 1 April 2014, Geert Van Haver was appointed Executive Vice President Industrial Products Platform, and became member of the Bekaert Group Executive. On 1 April 2015, Geert was appointed Chief Technology & Engineering Officer.

Geert Van Haver obtained a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (1980) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (1987), both at KUL, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.