Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    Andries Gryffroy
    Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors

    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.

    Jean-Claude Marcourt
    Director, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Jean-Claude Marcourt holds a degree in law from the University of Liège and has been a lawyer at the Liège Bar since 1979, specialising in economic law and social law. He served as Chief of Staff for various ministers from 1992 to 2004 and also held various ministerial posts from 2004 to 2019. He is currently serving as a member of the Walloon Parliament and the Parliament of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. He was appointed director in May 2023 following nomination by Publigas and his current term of office expires at the Annual General Meeting in May 2030.

    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 and his current 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 and Interfin and Financial Officer at Publigas and Publi-T. He was appointed as director by the Annual General Meeting with effect from 1 July 2021, following his nomination by Publigas, and his current directorship will expired at the Annual General Meeting in May 2027.

    Patrick Dewael
    Director

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    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 been the mayor of the city of Dendermonde since 2024, where she previously served as a municipal councillor from 2001 to 2023. She has been a Member of the Federal Parliament for CD&V since 2007 and her term will end in 2024. 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.

    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 following his nomination by Publigas and his current term of office will expire at the end of the Annual General Meeting in May 2028.

    Ludo Kelchtermans
    Director

    Ludo Kelchtermans holds a degree in economics and is CEO of Het Limburgs klimaatbedrijf, Nuhma. He is a director at several companies and chairman of Aspiravi's audit committee. He was appointed director in June 2012 pursuant to a nomination by Publigas. His current directorship 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 director in May 2009 following nomination by Publigas and his current term of office expires at the Ordinary General Meeting in May 2026.

    Daniël Termont
    Director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee

    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.

    Koen Van den Heuvel
    Director, Chairman of the Appointment and Remuneration Committee

    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. Following his nomination by Publigas, he was co-opted as a director by the Board of Directors with effect from 1 December 2019, and his current directorship will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2025.

    Wim Vermeir
    Director

    Wim Vermeir has a degree in engineering physics from Ghent University and holds an MBA from Vlerick School of Management. He started his career at Ghent University and Vlerick School of Management as a research assistant in corporate finance. Between 1995 and 2006, he held various positions at Dexia Asset Management and in 2006 he was appointed Chief Investment Officer for Traditional Investments and member of the Executive Board of Dexia Asset Management. He has been Chief Investment Officer of AG Insurance since April 2011 and also Group Head of Investments for Ageas since June 2012. Following his nomination by AG Insurance, he was co-opted as a director by the Board of Directors with effect from 21 February 2023, and his current directorship will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2028. 

    Independent directors under the provisions of the Gas Act

    Sabine Colson
    Independent 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 currently coordinates the WE Mergers & Acquisitions BU at Wallonie Entreprendre. She was co-opted as independent director with effect from 1 October 2018 following his nomination by the Board of Directors and the recommendation of the relevant advisory committees. Her directorship will end at the Annual General Meeting in May 2030.

    Valentine Delwart
    Independent 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 current directorship will end at the Annual General Meeting in May 2025.

    Cécile Flandre
    Independent 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. Until January 2023 she was a director Elia Transmission Belgium, Elia Asset and Elia Group, and is currently an independent director of MS Amlin Insurance SE, where she chairs the Audit Committee, and independent chair of the Board of Directors of Synatom. She has been a member or chair of the boards of directors and audit committees of several companies. She was co-opted as independent director with effect from 30 March 2022 following his nomination by the Board of Directors and the recommendation of the relevant advisory committees. Her directorship will end at the Annual General Meeting in May 2025.

    Sandra Gobert
    Independent Director

    Sandra Gobert obtained a Master's degree in law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She has been a lawyer at the Brussels Bar since 1992 and is a partner at Sub Rosa Legal. After a specialisation and internship in tax law, she built up her expertise in corporate law and corporate governance. She has been a GUBERNA Certified Director since 2010 and has held directorships in various sectors (distribution and retail, legal, real estate and energy). She completed the Chapter Zero: Directors' Climate Journey in 2021. In early 2019, she was appointed Executive Director of GUBERNA (Institute of Directors), where she has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2016. She is a member of the Belgian Corporate Governance Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of ecoDa (European Confederation of Directors' Associations) and chair of the ecoDa Working Group on Sustainability and of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. She is a member of the ESG Exchange Advisory Committee. 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
    Independent 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. Since 4 May 2022, she has been an independent director, a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee at Aperam SA. On 18 December 2023, she was appointed independent director at KBVB/RBFA (Royal Belgian Football Association). She was appointed as independent director with effect from 1 July 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 2029.

    Anne Leclercq
    Independent 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 BNP Paribas Fortis, where she also chairs the Risk Committee, WDP (Warehouses De Pauw) and Sint-Maria Halle General Hospital. Until the end of December 2022, she was a director and chair of the Audit Committee of KULeuven/UZ Leuven. She was appointed as independent director in May 2018 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 2030.

    Sandra Wauters
    Independent 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 directorship will expire at the Annual General Meeting in May 2025.

     

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