Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    Daniël Termont
    Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Daniël Termont is a member of the Board of Directors of Publigas. He was appointed as director in May 1998 following his nomination by Publigas, and his current term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2027.

     

    Claude Grégoire
    Director, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Claude Grégoire is a qualified civil engineer. He was appointed as director in October 1994 following his nomination by Publigas. His current term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2024.

     

    Pascal De Buck
    Managing Director and CEO

    Pascal De Buck studied law, specialising in economic law, before completing several management training courses, including at the Flemish School of Higher Education in Economics (VLEKHO) and EHSAL Management School (EMS) in Brussels and the IESE Business School's international Global CEO Program. After joining Fluxys as a Legal Counsel in 1995, he became head of the Legal and Commercial departments before taking on the role of Commercial Director, where he was responsible for business development and strategy. Pascal was appointed CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Fluxys Belgium on 1 January 2015. He became Managing Director of Fluxys Belgium in May 2020 and will hold this position until the Annual General Meeting in May 2026.

     

    Abdellah Achaoui
    Director

    Abdellah Achaoui speaks several languages and has a degree in finance. He is management manager at VIVAQUA. He is currently on political leave and serving as an alderman in the Brussels municipality of Molenbeek. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Interfin and a member of the Boards of Directors of Sibelga and Publigas. He has held financial positions in various sectors, both private and public. He was co-opted as director by the Board of Directors with effect from 30 March 2022 following his nomination by Publigas. His term will expire at the end of the Annual General Meeting in May 2027.

     

    Laurent Coppens
    Director

    Laurent Coppens holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Liège and completed specialised courses in Management Accounting & Control at Maastricht University before working as an assistant and researcher in finance. He is currently CFO of Sibelga, Interfin, Publigas and Publi-T. He was appointed as director by the Annual General Meeting in May 2021, with effect from 1 July 2021, following his nomination by Publigas. His term of office will expire at the end of the Annual General Meeting in May 2027.

     

    Patrick Côté
    Director

    Patrick Côté is Managing Director, Infrastructure at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). He has 15 years' experience in the infrastructure sector, having joined CDPQ in 2006. Before that, he held various corporate finance positions in large companies, including Ivanhoé Cambridge, CDPQ's real estate subsidiary. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Velto Renewables and London Array. Patrick graduated from HEC Montréal with a business degree, specialising in finance, and a qualification as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Following his nomination by CDPQ, he was co-opted as director by the Board of Directors with effect from 1 January 2017, and his term of office will expire at the end of the Annual General Meeting in May 2023.

     

    Leen Dierick
    Director

    Leen Dierick studied business administration, marketing and logistics at EHSAL in Brussels and has subsequently held various positions at DOMO NV. She has served as a Dendermonde municipal councillor since 2001 and as a Member of the Federal Parliament for CD&V since 2007. In the Chamber she is a permanent member of both the Parliamentary Committees for Economy & Energy and the subcommittee for Nuclear Safety. She was appointed director in May 2022 on a proposal by Publigas. Her directorship will expire at the end of the Annual General Meeting in May 2028.

     

    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. He is a consultant in technology and energy. He is also the Chairman of Publigas, a member of the Flemish Parliament and a federated entity senator. He was appointed as director in May 2015 following his nomination by Publigas, and his current term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2027.

     

    Gianni Infanti
    Director

    Gianni Infanti earned a master's degree in management sciences at UCL Mons. He is currently an adviser to the office of Minister Christie Morreale. He was appointed director in May 2022 on a proposal by Publigas. His directorship will expire at the end of the Annual General Meeting in May 2028.

     

    Ludo Kelchtermans
    Director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee

    Ludo Kelchtermans holds a degree in economics and is CEO of Nutsbedrijven Houdstermaatschappij (Nuhma). He is a director at several companies and chairman of Aspiravi's audit committee. He was appointed as director in June 2012 following his nomination by Publigas. His current term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2026.

      

    Josly Piette
    Director

    Josly Piette holds degrees in industrial sociology and economic and social sciences. He is Honorary General Secretary of the Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens (Confederation of Christian Trade Unions) and a director at SOCOFE and Publigas. He was appointed as director in June 2009 following his nomination by Publigas. His current term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2026.

     

    Koen Van den Heuvel
    Director

    Koen Van den Heuvel holds a degree in economics and political science. As a member of Puurs Municipal Council since 1989, for five years he served as the Alderman for Youth, Culture and Finance. In 1997, he became Mayor of Puurs, and since 2019 he has been the mayor of the merged municipality of Puurs-Sint-Amands. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Flemish Parliament, leading his parliamentary group there from 2012 to 2019. In 2019, he was the Flemish Minister for the Environment, Nature and Agriculture. He was co-opted as director, with effect from 1 December 2019, at the Board of Directors' meeting held on 29 January 2020, and his current term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2025.

     

    Geert Versnick
    Director

    Geert Versnick has a law degree from Ghent University. He has also participated in study programmes from GUBERNA, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and INSEAD. He was a lawyer at the Ghent Bar from 1980 until 2000 and active in politics from 1989 to 2017. He holds a number of directorships in both the private and public sectors. He was appointed as director by the Annual General Meeting in May 2018 with effect from 3 October 2018, following his nomination by Publigas, and his current term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2024.

     

    Independent directors under the provisions of the Gas Act

    Sabine Colson

    Director, chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Sabine Colson has a degree in business and finance from HEC Liège. She completed a GUBERNA Certified Director course and holds a university certificate in innovation management from UCLouvain. She coordinates the Family & MBO investment platform at the Regional Investment Company of Wallonia (SRIW). Following the recommendation of the relevant advisory committees, she was co-opted as independent director by the Board of Directors with effect from 1 October 2018. Her current term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2024.

     

    Valentine Delwart
    Director

    Valentine Delwart holds a degree in law and a Master's degree in European law. She is Alderwoman for Finance in Uccle and has been General Secretary of the French-speaking liberal party Mouvement Réformateur since March 2011. She was appointed as independent director in May 2013 following her nomination by the Board of Directors and the recommendation of the relevant advisory committees. Her term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2025.

     

    Cécile Flandre
    Director

    Cécile Flandre holds a degree in mathematics and actuarial science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). For nine years she served as CFO and executive director at two insurance companies, Belfius Insurance and later Ethias. She has many years of experience in the insurance sector, including its supervision, and in financial matters. She is currently a director of Elia Transmission Belgium, Elia Asset and Elia Group. She has been a member or chair of the boards of directors and audit committees of several companies. She was co-opted as an independent director with effect from 30 March 2022 following her nomination by the Board of Directors and the recommendation of the relevant advisory committees. Her term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2025.

     

    Sandra Gobert
    Director

    Sandra Gobert holds a Master's degree in law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She has taken the GUBERNA training courses and is a GUBERNA Certified Director. She has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1992, specialising in corporate law and corporate governance, and has held directorships since 1991. In early 2019, she was appointed Executive Director of GUBERNA, where she has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2016. She is also a partner in Sub Rosa Legal. She was appointed as independent director in May 2019 following her nomination by the Board of Directors and the recommendation of the relevant advisory committees. Her directorship will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2025.

     

    Roberte Kesteman
    Director

    Roberte Kesteman holds a Master's degree in Applied Economics from VLEKHO. She also studied International Corporate Finance at INSEAD in France. She is currently Senior Advisor at First Sentier Investors International, an independent director at Elia Transmission Belgium, Elia Asset and Elia Group, as well as a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Corporate Governance Committee. She was co-opted as independent director with effect from 1 July 2019 following her nomination by the Board of Directors' meeting held on 26 June 2019 and the recommendation of the relevant advisory committees, and her current term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting 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 both the banking sector and as Director of Treasury and Capital Markets at the Belgian Debt Agency (the agency in charge of the operational management of the debt of the Belgian federal government) have provided her with a wealth of financial expertise and management experience. Until mid-2019, Anne chaired a sub-committee of the European Union's Economic and Financial Committee comprising debt managers from the various EU Member States. She is currently a director at Argenta Bank en Verzekeringen, WDP (Warehouses De Pauw), Z.org, Plexus (Regional Hospital Network) and KU Leuven/UZ Leuven, where she is also Chairman of the Audit Committee. She was appointed as independent director at Fluxys in May 2018 following her nomination by the Board of Directors and the recommendation of the relevant advisory committees. Her current term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2024.

     

    Sandra Wauters
    Director

    Sandra Wauters holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Ghent University. She is currently Carbon Management Programme Manager at BASF Antwerp, where she is responsible for business development and coordination on climate-neutral growth. She was appointed as independent director in May 2013 following her nomination by the Board of Directors and the recommendation of the relevant advisory committees. Her term of office will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2025.

     

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