Chairman, Chairman of Strategic Committee and Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration CommitteeMr. Albrecht De Graeve has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of NV Bekaert SA since May 2014. He is Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Chairman of the Strategic Committee and Member of the Audit and Finance Committee at the Company. He was Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Group Executive, Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between May 10, 2006 and May 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary of the Company between 2003 and May 10, 2006 and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company between 2002 and 2003. He started his career in 1980 with Arthur Andersen Co. He joined Alcatel Bell in 1982 in the Finance Department. In 1991 he became General Manager Shanghai Bell Telephone Equipment Mfg. Cy in Shanghai. In 1994 he was appointed Vice President, Director Operations, Alcatel Trade International in Paris and in 1996 as Director International Affairs, Alcatel Alsthom in Paris. In 1996 he transferred to the Flemish Public Radio TV Broadcaster and became Managing Director VRT. In 2002 he left the VRT and joined Bekaert where he took up the assignments of Chief Financial and Administration Officer and General Secretary. Mr. De Graeve was Member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai, President of the FlandersChina Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Advisory Board of the Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, Member of the Board of Directors of UCB, Senior Member of the Conference Board New York and Member of the Board of the Concours Reine Elisabeth
Age: 61 Chairman Since 2014De Graeve has a Master in Law from Universiteit Gent . He got a Masters degree in Financial Management from Instituut voor Postuniversitair Onderwijs, Antwerp and became Master in Tax Management at Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool .