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Directors

Daniël Termont
Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Vice-Chairman of the Strategy Committee

Daniël Termont is the Mayor of Ghent and Chairman of Publigas. He was appointed director in May 1998 following nomination by Publigas and his current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2021.

 

Claude Grégoire
Director, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Strategy Committee

Claude Grégoire is a civil engineer and CEO of Socofe. He was appointed director in October 1994 following nomination by Publigas and his current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2024.

 

Jos Ansoms
Director

Jos Ansoms holds a degree in political and social sciences at KU Leuven. He was Mayor of Loenhout and Wuustwezel from 1972 to 2012. He was member of Parliament during several years, as well as Chairman of Intermixt and IVEKA and Vice-Chairman of Eandis. He was appointed director in May 2016 following nomination by Publigas and his current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2022.

 


Patrick Côté
Director

Patrick Côté graduated from HEC Montréal with a business degree, specialising in professional accounting. He holds CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) and CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification. From 2008 to 2013, he worked as an investment analyst at CDPQ, where he was involved in many transactions in the infrastructure sector. He has served as Director Asset Management (Infrastructure) in Paris since 2013. Upon CDPQ's proposal, Patrick was co-opted as director by the Board of Directors with effect from 1 January 2017 and his current term of office will expire at the end of the Ordinary General Meeting in May 2023.

 

  Andries Gryffroy
Director

Andries Gryffroy is a qualified industrial electromechanical engineer and holds a Master’s degree in marketing. He took a number of additional training courses in the energy sector and worked in a range of positions in that sector before founding his own engineering firm specialising in energy projects. He recently sold his company and is now a consultant in technology and energy. He is also a member of the Flemish parliament and a federated entity senator. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2015 at the suggestion of Publigas, and his term of office will run until the ordinary general meeting of May 2021.

 

Luc Hujoel
Director

Luc Hujoel holds a Masters degree in economics and is Director General of the intermunicipal company Sibelga and Brussels Network Operations. He was appointed director in May 2009 following nomination by Publigas and his current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2021.

 

 Photo Ludo Kelchtermans

Ludo Kelchtermans
Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee 

Ludo Kelchtermans has a degree in economics and is partner/accountant at Foederer DFK, an independent firm specialized in audit, accounting, tax law and consultancy. He is general manager in Nutsbedrijven Houdstermaatschappij (NUHMA) and member of the audit committee of Aspiravi. He was appointed director in June 2012 following nomination by Publigas and his current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2020.

 

Renaud Moens
Director

Renaud Moens has a degree in business from Ecole de Commerce Solvay at ULB. He is the general manager of intermunicipal company IGRETEC and a director at Sambrinvest. He is also a member of Publigaz, Publi-T and Intermixt. He was co-opted as director by the Board of Directors on 24 September 2014 pursuant to a proposal by Publigas and his directorship will expire at the end of the Annual General Meeting in May 2022.

 

Josly Piette
Director

Josly Piette holds degrees in industrial sociology and economic and social policy. He is Mayor of Bassenge, Honorary General Secretary of the Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens (Confederation of Christian trade unions) and a director of Socofe and Publigas. He was appointed director in June 2009 following nomination by Publigas. His current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2020.

 

Geert Versnick
Director

Geert Versnick has a law degree from Ghent University. He was a lawyer at the Ghent Bar from 1980 until the end of 2000 and active in politics from 1989 to 2017. He holds a number of directorships in both the private and public sector. He was appointed director by the Annual General Meeting of May 2018 with effect from 3 October 2018, following nomination by Publigas, and his current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2024.

 

Christian Viaene
Director, Chairman of the Appointment and Remuneration Committee

Christian Viaene is a commercial engineer and holds a degree in applied economics. He is Director General of the Brussels intermunicipal gas and electricity companies and is General Secretary of Publigas. He was appointed director in March 2005 following nomination by Publigas and his current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2019.

 

Luc Zabeau
Director

Luc Zabeau is a commercial engineer and holds a degree in commercial and financial sciences. He joined Sibelga in 2003 where he is currently director of the Finance Department. He was appointed director in June 2009 following nomination by Publigas and his current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2023.

  

Independent directors under the provisions of the Gas Act

Marianne Basecq
Director

Marianne Basecq holds a degree in business administration with additional training in public management. She is a General Advisor for the holding Socofe SA. She was appointed independent director in May 2007 following nomination by Publigas and her current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2019.

 

Sabine Colson
Director

Sabine Colson has a degree in business and finance from HEC Liège. She has completed a Guberna Certified Director course and holds a university certificate in innovation management from UCLouvain. She is currently a general advisor to SRIW Environnement. On the proposal of the Board of Directors and upon the advice of the relevant advisory committees, she was co-opted as an independent director by the Board of Directors on 26 September 2018, with effect from 1 October 2018. Her term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2024.

 

 

Valentine Delwart
Director 

Valentine Delwart has a law degree and followed a Master in European Law. She is Alderwoman for Social Affairs in Uccle and since March 2011 has been Secretary General of the political party Mouvement Réformateur. She is also a director of NMBS/SNCB. She was appointed independent director in May 2013 on the proposal of the Board of Directors and upon the advice of the relevant advisory committees. Her current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2019.

 

Hélène Deslauriers
Director

Hélène Deslauriers studied Law at the University of Montréal and obtained an LL M at the University of London. She is a member of the Bar of the Province of Québec and a member of the International Bar Association. She was Vice President at Bombardier Transportation fory 13 years. She was appointed independent director in May 2011 on the proposal of the Board of Directors and upon the advice of the relevant advisory committees. Her current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2023.

 

Anne Leclercq
Director

Anne Leclercq holds a Master's degree in law and an MBA from Vlerick Business School. Many years working in the banking sector have provided her with a wealth of financial expertise and management experience. She is currently the Director of Treasury and Capital Markets at the Belgian Debt Agency and is also a member of the KU Leuven Board of Governors and of the Warehouses De Pauw (WDP) Board of Directors. Anne has chaired a sub-committee of the European Union's Economic and Financial Committee comprising debt managers from the various EU Member States since 2013. She was appointed an independent director in May 2018 on the proposal of the Board of Directors and upon the advice of the relevant advisory committees. Her current term of office expires at the Ordinary Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2024.

 

Monique Lievens
Director, Chairwoman of the Corporate Governance Committee

Monique Lievens holds a degree in economics and specialised in business economics. She is Human Resources Advisor at the National Bank of Belgium. Her current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2019.

 

Walter Nonneman
Director

Walter Nonneman is a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Antwerp and a director of a financial holding company and several associations. He holds a PhD in applied economics from UFSIA and also studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Walter Nonneman was appointed independent director in May 2009 pursuant to a nomination by the Appointment and Remuneration Committee and his current directorship will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2021.

 

 

Sandra Wauters
Director 

Sandra Wauters obtained a Doctor's degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Ghent. She is Environmental Manager at BASF Antwerp where she is in charge of coordinating energy and climate related matters. She was appointed independent director in May 2013 on the proposal of the Board of Directors and upon the advice of the relevant advisory committees. Her term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2019.


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