N.V. Bekaert S.A.
Naamloze vennootschap / Société anonyme
Traded as Euronext: BEKB
Industry Manufacturing, chemicals
Founded Zwevegem, Belgium (1880 (1880))
Headquarters Kortrijk, Belgium
Key people
Products Advanced materials, coatings, engineered wire products
  • Dramix
  • Motto
  • Gaucho
Revenue €4.4 billion (2015)[1]
Number of employees
Almost 30,000 (end 2015)[1]

Bekaert is a business that deals in steel wire transformation and coatings. N.V. Bekaert S.A. (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing almost 30,000 people worldwide. Operating in 120 countries, Bekaert generated combined sales of € 4.4 billion in 2015.



The Board of Directors is the company’s supreme decision-making body in all matters other than those in respect of which decision-making powers are reserved to the General Meeting of Shareholders by law or the articles of association.[2] The Board of Directors delegates its management and operational authority to the Bekaert Group Executive. The main task of the Board is to determine the company’s general policy and supervise its activities.

The Board of Directors has 14 members :

  1. Bert De Graeve (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  2. Matthew Taylor (Chief Executive Officer)
  3. Dr Alan Begg
  4. Léon Bekaert
  5. Roger Dalle
  6. Count Charles de Liedekerke
  7. François de Visscher
  8. Sir Anthony Galsworthy, KCMG
  9. Hubert Jacobs van Merlen
  10. Maxime Jadot
  11. Barbara, Lady Judge, CBE
  12. Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke
  13. Baudouin Velge
  14. Manfred Wennemer

New board nominees subject to appointment by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of 11 May 2016:

  1. Celia Baxter
  2. Christophe Jacobs van Merlen
  3. Pamela Knapp
  4. Martina Merz
  5. Emilie van de Walle de Ghelcke
  6. Henri Jean Velge

See also


  1. 1 2 "Annual results 2015". Bekaert.
  2. "Board". Bekaert.

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