Bert De Graeve




Bert De Graeve

Chairman of the board of directors and independent director (representing IDw Consult BV) (°1955)

Bert De Graeve started his career in 1980 with Arthur Andersen & Co and joined Alcatel Bell in 1982. 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 and later Director International Affairs, Alcatel Alstom in Paris. In 1996, he became Managing Director of the Flemish Public Radio & TV Broadcaster (VRT) and joined Bekaert in 2002 as CFO, to become CEO from 2006 on and chairman from 2014 till 2019. Bert De Graeve holds a Master in Law from the University of Ghent (1980), studied Financial Management at IPO (Antwerp) and became Master in Tax Management at VLEKHO (Brussels). Bert De Graeve is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sibelco NV, Independent Director of UCB, independent director of Euroclear Holding and Member of the Board of the Concours Reine Elisabeth.