Isabelle Vleurinck (1965) - Independent Director

Isabelle Vleurinck holds a Master degree in Applied Economic Sciences from the KU-Leuven and a diploma of Financial Analyst of the Belgian Association of Financial Analysts.

She started her career in the Corporate Finance department with Bank Degroof. In 1992 she joined Almabo/CMB group where she was project coordinator within the finance department until 2004.
She is now member of the board of Axis Group and is a volunteer counselor to the Aid to Victims team for East-Flanders.

Baron Philippe Vlerick (1955) - Chairman - Non-Executive Director

Baron Philippe Vlerick graduated in philosophy from the University of Leuven in 1977. He also holds a diploma in law (Leuven – 1978), a MBA General Management (PUB) (Ghent, Vlerick School of Management in 1979) and a Master degree of Business Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington (USA – 1980).
He is Chairman and Managing Director of B.I.C. Carpets, UCO and other Vlerick Group Businesses. He is Chairman of Besix, Smartphoto, Raymond UCO pvt. ltd, Pentahold, BICC&I (Belgo-Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry), Festival of Flanders and Vice-chairman of the KBC Group. Philip Vlerick is also on the board of various companies, other than Exmar NV. Those companies are: BMT, Mediahuis, L.V.D Company and Concordia Textiles.


Wouter De Geest (1954) - Independent Director

The Board of Directors, in its meeting of 29th January 2020, has co-opted Mr. Wouter De Geest as independent director of the Company within the meaning of Corporate Governance Code, to fill the vacancy that had arisen following the passing away of Mrs. Kathleen Eisbrenner on 9th May 2019.

Mr. De Geest was the chairman of VOKA (until 20/11/2022) and was the CEO of BASF Antwerp where he started his career in 1982. He retains his director's mandate on the Supervisory Board of BASF Antwerp. 

ACACIA I BV represented by Els Verbraecken (1970)  - Independent Director

Els Verbraecken graduated in 1993 as a commercial engineer from the University of Leuven.

She started her career in export credit insurance at Credendo, the Belgian Export Credit Agency.

As from 2002 she started working for DEME. For several years she engaged in setting up export and project finance structures all over the world. In April 2013 she took the position of CFO of the DEME Group. She is also a member of the DEME Executive Committee.