Full members and substitutes

Banks, stock markets, credit and investment
Belgian Financial Sector Federation – Febelfin

Karel Van Eetvelt
CEO - Febelfin


Substitute member
Wien De Geyter
Secretary General - Febelfin

Bricks
Belgian Brick Industry Federation  – FBB/BBF

Kristin Aerts
Director - FBB/BBF

 

Burt Nelissen Président FBBSubstitute member
Burt Nelissen
President - FBB/BBF
Director - Nelissen Steenfabrieken

Cement
Federation of the Belgian Cement Industry – Febelcem

André Jasienski directeur FebelcemAndré Jasienski
Director - Febelcem

Substitute member
Jean-Marc Junon
President - Febelcem
CEO Benelux - HeidelbergCement Group

Chemical and life sciences industry
Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences Industries – essenscia

Yves Verschueren administrateur délégué essenscia Yves Verschueren
CEO - essenscia

Koen Laenens secrétaire général essenscia Substitute member
Koen Laenens
Secretary General, director Social Affairs - essenscia

Cigarettes
Cigarette Manufacturers of Belgium and Luxembourg – Cimabel

Christine De Baets 
President - Cimabel



  Substitute member
  Pierre Deraedt
  Senior Manager Corporate Affairs RRP Benelux
   Philip Morris Benelux 

Circular economy
Federation of Enterprises in Environmental Management – GO4CIRCLE

Werner Annaert directeur général FEGE
Stany Vaes
General Director - GO4CIRCLE

Mathieu Berthoud Vice-président FEGESubstitute member
Mathieu Berthoud
Vice President - GO4CIRCLE
CEO - Sita Treatment

Cleaning industry
General Union of the Belgian Cleaning Sector – UGBN/ABSU

Yvan Fieremans  Président UGBNYvan Fieremans
President - UGBN/ABSU
Director - Cleaning Masters

Hilde Engels administrateur délégué UGBNSubstitute member
Hilde Engels
CEO - UGBN/ABSU


Clothing and fashion
Creamoda

Erik Magnus Directeur général Creamoda Erik Magnus
Managing Director - Creamoda



Peter Haenebalcke président Creamoda Substitute member
Peter Haenebalcke
President - Creamoda
CEO - Elanco Confectiebedrijven

Commerce and services
Belgian Federation for Commerce and Services – Comeos

Dominique Michel administrateur délégué Comeos Dominique Michel
CEO - Comeos


Substitute member
Jan Delfosse
Director-General - Comeos


Concrete
Belgian Precast Concrete Federation – FEBE

FEBEStefan Van Buggenhout
President - FEBE
General director - Ergon

Substitute member
Stef Maas
Director - FEBE


Contact centres
Association of Belgian Contact Centers – Contactcentres.be

Caroline De Roose
President - Contactcentres.be
Director Customer Experience - Randstad

Substitute member
Jeroen Vermeire
Member of the board of directors - Contactcentres.be


Construction
Construction Confederation
Robert de Mûelenaere administrateur délégué Construction Robert de Mûelenaere
CEO - Construction Confederation 


Substitute member
Paul Depreter
President - Construction Confederation 

Diamond industry
Antwerp World Diamond Centre - AWDC

Ari Epstein CEO AWDC Ari Epstein
CEO - AWDC

Karla Basselier Senior Manager AWDCSubstitute member
Karla Basselier
Senior Manager National Affairs - Compliance - AWDC

Energy
• Belgian Petroleum Federation – FPB/BPF

Jean-Louis Nizet secrétaire général Pétrole Jean-Pierre Van Dijk
Secretary General - FPB/BPF



Substitute member
Paul Mannes
President - FPB/BPF


• Federation of Belgian Electricity and Gas Companies – Febeg

Marc Van den Bosch  Directeur général Febeg Marc Van den Bosch
Director-General - Febeg


Christiaan De Groof directeur général Febeg Substitute member
Christiaan De Groof
Director-General Stratégie et développement durable - Electrabel


Federation of Electricity and Gas Operators in Belgium – Synergrid
Synergrid
Pascal De Buck
President - Synergrid

 
Bérénice Crabs secrétaire général Synergrid Substitute member

Bérénice Crabs
Secretary General - Synergrid

Engineering and consultancy firms
Association of Consulting Engineering, Engineering and Consultancy Firms – ORI
Anya De Bie Secrétaire général ORIAnya De Bie
Secretary General - ORI


Bernard Gilliot président ORI Substitute member
Christophe Hautier
Director - ORI


Fibre cement
Professional Union of Belgian Fibre Cement Manufacturers

Marc Vanden Bosch
President - Professional Union of Belgian Fibre Cement Manufacturers
Director Corporate Environment, Health & Safety Dpt. - Etex

Carry Peeters secrétaire Fibres-ciment Substitute member
Carry Peeters
Secretary - Professional Union of Belgian Fibre Cement Manufacturers

Food industry
Food Industry Federation – FEVIA

FEVIA Chris Moris Directeur général
Bart Buysse

CEO - FEVIA

 

Substitute member
Jan Vander Stichele
President - FEVIA
President of the board of directors - Lotus Bakeries Belgium

Glass industry
Federation of the Glass Industry – FIV/VGI
Firmin FrançoisFirmin François
Director-General - FIV/VGI

Substitute member
Olivier Douxchamps
Plant Manager Knauf Insulation
President – Federation of the Glass Industry – FIV/VGI

Graphics industry
Federation of the Belgian Graphics Industry – Febelgra

Philippe Van Ongevalle
General Manager - Febelgra


Michel Pattyn président Febelgra Substitute member
Denis Geers
President - Febelgra
CEO - Graphius Group

HR services
Federation of HR Service Providers – Federgon
Herwig Muyldermans  Directeur général Federgon Herwig Muyldermans
Managing Director - Federgon


Substitute member
Herman Nijns
President - Federgon
CEO - Randstad Group Belgium & Luxembourg

Insurances
Belgian Insurance Association – Assuralia
Philippe Colle  administrateur délégué Assuralia Philippe Colle
CEO - Assuralia

René Dhondt Directeur général Assuralia Substitute member
Serge Demarrée
Director Social Policy - Assuralia

 Lime, calcareous stones, dolomite and related products
Federation of Extractive and Processing Industries for Non-Energetic Rocks – Fediex
Michel Calozet  conseiller général FediexMichel Calozet
CEO - Fediex


Jean Marbehant  président Fediex Substitute member
Jean Marbehant
President - Fediex
Administratif Director - Groupe Lhoist – Dolomie de Marche-les-Dames

Motor vehicles and bicycles: motor vehicle sales and repairs
Belgian Confederation of Motor Vehicle Dealers, Repairers and Operators in Related Sectors – TRAXIO
Peter Daeninck
Vice President – TRAXIO


Substitute member
Carl Veys
President – TRAXIO

Motor vehicles and bicycles
Belgian Federation of the Car and Two-wheeler Industries – Febiac
Luc Bontemps administrateur délégué Febiac Luc Bontemps
CEO - Febiac


Substitute member
Philippe Dehennin
President - Febiac

 
Notary
Federation of the Belgian Notary

 Jean Sap
 General manager - Federation of the Belgian Notary 

 
Substitute member
Philippe Bosseler
President - Federation of the Belgian Notary 

Paper manufacturers
• Association of the Belgian Pulp, Paper and Board Industries – Cobelpa

Firmin FrançoisFirmin François
Director-General - Cobelpa



Substitute member

Pierre Macharis
President - Cobelpa
CEO - VPK Packaging Group

Federation of Paper and Board Converting Industries – Fetra

Firmin FrançoisFirmin François
Director-General - FETRA (InDuFed)

 


Paul Pissens président FetraSubstitute member
Paul Pissens
President - Fetra
CEO - Pacapime


Ports
Federation of Belgian Port Employers

Paul Valkeniers président Ports Paul Valkeniers
President - Federation of Belgian Port Employers
CEO - Cepa, Centrale des employeurs du Port d'Anvers

Substitute member
Guy Vankrunkelsven
Director - Federation of Belgian Port Employers

 

Prepaid vouchers
Voucher Issuers Association – VIA
Bernard Rongvaux
President - VIA



   Substitute member
   Olivier Bouquet
   Director - VIA


Sand mining
Sand Pits Group
FEBMark Stulens
President - Sand Pits Group
CEO - Sibelco

Security firms
Professional Association of Security Firms - APEG

Jean-Paul Van Avermaet
Managing Director - G4S Security Services

 

Substitute member
Jan Cappelle
CEO - APEG

 

Ship-Owners
Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association

Wilfried Lemmens
CEO - Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association


Substitute member
Ludwig Criel
President - Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association


Social Secretariats
Union of recognized social secretariats - USS

Gijbels Jos USS feb 2013Jos Gijbels
Managing Director - USS


Substitute member
Marie-Noël Collet
President - USS


Steel industry
Iron and Steel Group – GSV

Wim Van Gerven
President - GSV
CEO - Flat Carbon Europe, Business Division North – ArcelorMittal

Substitute member
Philippe Coigné
Director-General - GSV


Technology industry
Belgian Federation for the Technology Industry– Agoria

Marc Lambotte
CEO - Agoria

Substitute member
Frank Vandermaliere
General Manager and Director 'Energy' - Agoria

Textiles, woodworking and furniture
Federation of the Textile, Wood and Furniture Industries – Fedustria

Fa Quix  directeur général Fedustria Fa Quix
Director-General - Fedustria


FedustriaSubstitute member
Filip De Jaeger
Director-General associate - Fedustria

Transport – International trade
Federation of Employers in International Trade, Transport and Logistics

Paul Valkeniers président Ports Paul Valkeniers
President - Federation of Employers in International Trade, Transport and Logistics
CEO - Cepa, Centrale des employeurs du Port d'Anvers

Substitute member
Guy Vankrunkelsven
Director - Federation of Employers in International Trade, Transport and Logistics

Transport - Logistic service providers
Royal Federation of Belgian Carriers and Logistic Service Providers – FEBETRA

Philippe Degraef  Directeur Febetra Philippe Degraef
Director - Febetra

Substitute member
Benny Smets
President - Febetra
CEO - Ninatrans

 

BECI
Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry

Olivier Willocx administrateur-directeur général BECI Olivier Willocx
Director-Director-General 


UWE
Union wallonne des entreprises

Olivier de Wasseige
CEO



Voka
Vlaams netwerk van ondernemingen 

Hans Maertens
CEO

 


FEB/VBO

Bernard Gilliot
President



Pieter Timmermans
CEO
 

 
Philippe Lambrecht
Director-Secretary General

 



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