Henri Jean Velge

Member of the Board of Directors

Appointed 2016

Mr. Henri Jean Velge started his career in 1981 at Shell (The Netherlands) as Well-site petroleum Engineer.

He moved to Brunei in 1982 as Operations Manager and resigned from Shell in 1985 to obtain a MBA program.  In 1987 Mr. Velge joined Bekaert as Executive Director of Industrias Chilenas de Alambre (Chile). In 1991 he moved to the United States and became Corporate Vice President Wire Americas in June 1994.

In 2001 he was appointed Executive Vice President and became member of the Bekaert Group Executive, responsible for the global wire activities. From 2013 till mid 2014 Mr Velge was responsible for all the business platforms. Mr. Velge obtained an Electro-Mechanical Engineering degree from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and an MBA at IMD.