NV JALCOS represented by Ludwig Criel (1951) - Chairman and Non-executive director
Ludwig Criel graduated from the University of Ghent with a degree in Applied Economic Sciences. He also holds a degree in Management (Vlerick School of Management).
In 1976 he joined Boelwerf as Project Manager. In 1983 he became Administrative Manager of Almabo. He held various management positions within the Almabo/EXMAR Group and later became Chief Financial Officer of CMB. In 1999, he became Managing Director of the Wah Kwong Group in Hong Kong until 2004. He is still a member of the board of the Wah Kwong Shipping Group.
He is member of the board and chairman of De Persgroep, member of the board of Bank Degroof Petercam and also member of the board and chairman of ASL Aviation Group Ltd.
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.
Michel Delbaere (1953) - Independent director
Michel Delbaere holds a master degree in law (Catholic University of Leuven – 1975) and a master degree in economic sciences (Catholic University of Louvain – 1975).
He started his career as management trainee and account manager at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York.
He’s the founder and managing director / director of: Crop’s N.V. (Belgium), Hesbayefrost S.A. (Belgium), Monliz S.A (Portugal and Spain), MDC Foods Ltd (UK), Crop’s & Partners (Serbia) and Messem (the Netherlands and Morocco).
He’s also a member of the Regional Board of Directors of BNP Paribas Fortis. He’s a member of the Executive Committee of the VBO (Alliance of Belgian Companies). He’s a member of the Board of Directors and honorary chairman of Voka (Flemish network of companies). He’s also a member of the Board of Directors of Sioen Industries, SD Worx, Delcredere and Montea.