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Ackermans & Van Haaren NV (ACKB.BR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jan Suykens

60 2019 Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer

Luc Bertrand

69 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Tom Bamelis

54 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

John-Eric Bertrand

43 2015 Member of the Executive Committee

Andre-Xavier Cooreman

56 2014 Member of the Executive Committee

Piet Dejonghe

54 Member of the Executive Committee

Koen Janssen

50 2012 Member of the Executive Committee

Piet Bevernage

52 Secretary General, Member of the Executive Committee

Alexia Bertrand

41 2013 Non-Executive Director

Jacques Delen

71 2016 Non-Executive Director

Pierre Macharis

58 2016 Non-Executive Director

Thierry van Baren

53 2018 Non-Executive Director

Marion Debruyne

48 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director, Permanent Representative of Marion Debruyne bvba

Julien Pestiaux

41 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Frederic van Haaren

60 2001 Non-Executive Independent Director

Victoria Vandeputte

49 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director, Permanent Representative of Menlo Park SPRL

Pierre Willaert

61 2001 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jan Suykens

Mr. Jan Suykens serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He holds a degree in applied economic sciences (UFSIA - 1982) and subsequently obtained an MBA (Columbia University -1984). He worked for a number of years in Corporate & Investment Banking at the Generale Bank.

Luc Bertrand

Mr. Luc J. Bertrand has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of ACKERMANS & VAN HAAREN N.V. since May 23, 2016. He graduated in 1974 as a commercial engineer (KU Leuven). He began his career at Bankers Trust, as Vice-President and Regional Sales Manager, Northern Europe. He has been with Ackermans & van Haaren as a director since 1985, where he joined as financial director in 1986 and was chairman of the executive committee from 1990 to 2016. He is chairman of the board of directors of CFE, DEME and SIPEF and a director of Delen Private Bank and Bank J.Van Breda & C°. He is also chairman of the Duve Institute, Middelheim Promoters and Guberna, and member of a number of other boards of directors of non-profit associations and public institutions, such as KU Leuven, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Museum Mayer van den Bergh and Europalia.

Tom Bamelis

Mr. Tom Bamelis serves as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. After completing his studies as a commercial engineer (KU Leuven - 1988), Tom Bamelis also obtained a master’s degree in financial management (VLEKHO - 1991). He joined Touche Ross (now Deloitte) and later Groupe Bruxelles Lambert.

John-Eric Bertrand

Mr. John-Eric Bertrand has been Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since July 1, 2015. Following his studies as a commercial engineer (UCL Louvain - 2001), John-Eric Bertrand obtained a master’s degree in international management (CEMS - 2002) and an MBA (Insead - 2006). He worked at Roland Berger as a senior consultant and at Deloitte as a senior auditor.

Andre-Xavier Cooreman

Mr. Andre-Xavier Cooreman has served as Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since July 1, 2014. Following his law degree (KU Leuven - 1987), André-Xavier Cooreman studied international law (at the Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Campus - 1988) and tax management (ULB - 1991). He worked for the International Development Law Institute (course assistant, Italy), the Shell Group (legal counsel, The Netherlands), Fortis Bank (Corporate & Investment Banking), McKinsey & C° (consultant) and Bank Degroof (public sector manager)

Piet Dejonghe

Mr. Piet Dejonghe serves as Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. After his studies for a law degree (KU Leuven - 1989), Piet Dejonghe obtained a postgraduate degree in business administration (KU Leuven - 1990) and an MBA (Insead - 1993). He worked as a lawyer for Loeff Claeys Verbeke and as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group.

Koen Janssen

Mr. Koen Janssen has been Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since April 1, 2012. After his studies as a civil engineer, electromechanics (KU Leuven - 1993), Koen Janssen also obtained an MBA (IEFSI, France - 1994). He worked for Recticel, ING Investment Banking and ING Private Equity.

Piet Bevernage

Mr. Piet Bevernage serves as Secretary General and Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. He holds a law degree (KU Leuven - 1991) and an LL.M. (University of Chicago Law School - 1992). He worked as a lawyer in the Corporate and M&A Department at Loeff Claeys Verbeke.

Alexia Bertrand

Ms. Alexia Bertrand has been Non-Executive Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since 2013. She obtained a law degree (Université Catholique de Louvain - 2002) and a master of laws (Harvard Law School - 2005). As of May 2019 she is a Member of Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region. From 2012 to 2019 she worked as an adviser at the office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and was appointed ‘chef de cabinet’ for general policy on October 1, 2015. She regularly gives courses in negotiation techniques. From 2002 to 2012, she worked as a lawyer specialising in financial and company law (with Clifford Chance and later with Linklaters). For part of that time, she was a teaching assistant at the Law Faculty of the Université Catholique de Louvain and a research assistant at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Jacques Delen

Mr. Jacques Delen has been Non-Executive Director at Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since May 23, 2016. He obtained the diploma of exchange agent in 1976. He has been the chairman of the board of directors of Delen Private Bank since July 1, 2014, and is also a director of the listed plantation group SIPEF and of Bank J.Van Breda & C°. Jacques Delen was chairman of the board of directors of Ackermans & van Haaren from 2011 to 2016.

Pierre Macharis

Mr. Pierre Macharis has been Non-Executive Director at Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since May 23, 2016. He graduated in commecial and financial sciences (1986) and also obtained the degree of industrial engineer in automation (1983). He is currently CEO and chairman of the executive committee of VPK Packaging Group. He is also chairman of Cobelpa, the Belgian association of paper and pulp producing companies, a director at CEPI, the European association of paper and pulp producing companies and a director at Sioen Industries.

Thierry van Baren

Mr. Thierry van Baren has been Non-Executive Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since May 28, 2018. He holds a master’s degree and a teaching qualification in philosophy, and obtained an MBA, with specialisation marketing (Solvay Business School). He is currently an independent consultant. He worked for 13 years as a marketing consultant at, among others, TBWA Belgium, BDDP Belgium, Ammirati Puris Lintas and Ogilvy Brussels.

Marion Debruyne

Prof. Marion Debruyne has been Non-Executive Independent Director, Permanent Representative of Marion Debruyne bvba at ACKERMANS & VAN HAAREN N.V. since May 23, 2016. She has a degree in civil engineering (RU Ghent - 1995) and a PhD in applied economic sciences (RU Ghent - 2002). She lectured at Wharton School, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and Goizueta Business School, all in the USA. Marion Debruyne was appointed dean of Vlerick Business School in 2015. She is a director at Kinepolis and Guberna.

Julien Pestiaux

Mr. Julien Pestiaux has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since May 23, 2011. He graduated in electromechanical civil engineering with specialisation energy (Université Catholique de Louvain - 2003), and also obtained a master’s degree in engineering management (Cornell University - USA). Julien Pestiaux is a partner at Climact, an agency that provides advice on energy and climate issues. He is now leading a team developing a model for the EU Commission which assesses the potential for EU Member States to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases in the medium to long term. He worked for five years as a consultant and project leader at McKinsey & C°.

Frederic van Haaren

Mr. Frederic van Haaren is Non-Executive Independent Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. He is an independent entrepreneur, member of the Public Welfare Council and Alderman of the Municipality of Kapellen, in charge of public works, among other things. He is also a director of several companies and associations: director at water-link, chairman of ‘Consultatiebureau voor het Jonge Kind’ in Kapellen, of the Zonnekind primary school in Kalmthout and of Bosgroepen Antwerpen Noord, as well as member of the police council of the police zone Noord.

Victoria Vandeputte

Ms. Victoria Vandeputte (Menlo Park BV) has been Non-Executive Independent Director, Permanent Representative of Menlo Park SPRL at Ackermans & Van Hareen NV since 2018. She is a civil engineer in electromechanics (KU Leuven - 1995) and holds a master’s degree in risk management (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Bordeaux - 1996). She is currently a member of the executive committee and Chief Innovation & Marketing Officer of Diversi Foods (Oetker-Gruppe).

Pierre Willaert

Mr. Pierre Willaert is Non-Executive Independent Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. He holds a master’s degree in commercial and financial sciences, and obtained the diploma of the Belgian Association of Financial Analysts (ABAF-BVFA). Pierre Willaert was a managing partner, and member of the audit committee, at Bank Puilaetco, until the acquisition by KBL in 2004. He worked for many years as a financial analyst at Bank Puilaetco and covered the main sectors represented on the Belgian stock exchange. He later became responsible for the Institutional Management department. He is also a director at Tein Technology, an ICT company in Brussels specialising in, among other things, video surveillance.