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Befimmo SA (BEFB.BR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Benoit De Blieck

61 Chairman of the Management Committee, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Alain Devos

65 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Laurent Carlier

52 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Committee

Martine Rorif

53 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Committee

Stephane Dos Santos

Chief Accountant

Nicolas Billen

Chief Investment Officer

Werner Joris

Head of Business Development

Aminata Kake

41 General Counsel, Secretary-General, Member of the Management Committee

Vincent Meulders

Head of Controlling

Cedric Mali

Chief Commercial Officer

Caroline Kerremans

2017 Head of Investor Relations & Communication

Arnaud D'Ydewalle

Head of Project Management

Sylvie De Muelenaere

Head of Legal

Bruno De Wolf

Head of Property Management

Emilie Delacroix

Head of CSR & Innovation

Nicolas Nelis

Head of Project Development

Arnaud Opsommer

Head of Building Administration & Operations Budget

Sarah Sougne

Recruitment & Talent Manager

Frederic Tourne

Head of Environmental Management

Denis Van de Wiele

Head of Compensation & Benefits

Ludovic Wendel

IT Program Manager

Kurt De Schepper

62 2016 Non-Executive Director

Benoit Godts

62 1995 Non-Executive Director

Wim Aurousseau

47 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Anne-Marie Baeyaert

57 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Hugues Delpire

62 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Etienne Dewulf

63 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sophie Goblet

54 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sophie Malarme-Lecloux

48 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Benoit De Blieck

Mr. Benoit De Blieck serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Chairman of the Management Committee and Executive Director of BEFIMMO S.A. He was first appointed Director of the former managing agent of Befimmo in August 1999. Mr. De Blieck is a civil engineer (ULB, Ecole Polytechnique, 1980), and a postgraduate (Cepac) of the Solvay Business School (ULB, 1986). He began his career in 1980 at Entreprises Ed. François & Fils, later to become CFE, in charge of a number of building sites in Saudi Arabia (1980-1985) and project studies in China, Zaire and Egypt (1985-1988). He was then responsible for real-estate project development, first at Codic (1988-1990) and later at Galliford (1990-1992). From 1992 to 1999 he was a member of the management committee of Bernheim-Comofi SA (then a subsidiary of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert), responsible for international development. He was then appointed Managing Director of Befimmo in August 1999 and of its subsidiary Fedimmo in December 2006. Mr. Benoit De Blieck is Chairman of Beway, a subsidiary of Befimmo; Managing agent of BDB Management SPRLu; Director of the Professional Union of Real-Estate Sector (UPSI); Fellow member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). BDB Management SPRLu, represented by its permanent representative, Mr. De Blieck, holds the following positions: Chairman of Axento SA, a subsidiary of Befimmo; Director of Meirfree and Vitalfree, subsidiaries of Befimmo; Managing Director of Befimmo Property Services, a subsidiary of Befimmo; Managing director of Noblieck SA; Managing agent of BVR SPRL. He was a member of the management board of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).

Alain Devos

Mr. Alain Devos serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Befimmo S.A. He is Member of the Company's Appointment and Remuneration Committee. He was first appointed as Member of the Board of Directors on October 8, 2002. After studying as Solvay sales engineer at Universite Libre de Bruxelles (1975), he began his business career as budget analyst at Sperry New Holland-Clayson. From 1978 to 1989, he held the post of Director of the Real-Estate Development Department of CFE and went on to join Generale de Banque as Head of Real-Estate Finance within the Corporate & Investment Banking Department. From 1990 to 2003, he held a number of posts in AG Insurance (formerly Fortis AG), his last post being member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Devos is the permanent representative of A. Devos SPRL, who was Chief Executive Officer of AG Real Estate SA (formerly Fortis Real Estate) from 2003 until April 30, 2012. He holds directly or indirectly many directorships in companies a listed with AG Real Estate SA, as listed hereafter. He is manager of Alain Devos SPRL; Director of Equilis SA; Director of Compagnie Het Zoute NV; Member of the Advisory Board of VK Group; Member of the Advisory Board of Buyerside SA; Member of the Board of Trustees of Guberna; Fellow Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

Laurent Carlier

Mr. Laurent Carlier serves as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Committee of Befimmo S.A. He is a commercial engineer (ULB - Solvay Business School, 1984-1989), he also holds a post-graduate degree in Tax Management (VUB, 1989- 1990), and in Controlling (Registered Controller, ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT , Rotterdam - The Netherlands, 1995-1998). He also attended the Advanced Management Program run by the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (AMP71 - 2016). He began his career in 1991 at Unilever as Internal Auditor / Team Leader (1991-1994) in Paris. He then became Factory Management Accountant (1994-1996) for the same group in the Netherlands. He continued his career at Sanofi Pharma Belgium as Controller (1996-1998) and Finance & Administration Director (1998 - 1999). He then worked at Sodexo Pass Belux as Finance & Administration Director (1999-2006). Since 2006, Laurent Carlier has been Chief Financial Officer at Befimmo. He also performs the Risk Management function. He is Director of the following subsidiaries of Befimmo: Beway SA, Fedimmo SA, Befimmo Property Services SA, Axento SA and Vitalfree SA and is Managing Director of Meirfree SA. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the asbl BE-REIT Association, Co-Chairman of the UPSI Investors Committee and a member of the EPRA Accounting & Reporting Committee. He is also manager of L&L Services sprl. He was a director of the not for profit association Financial Executives Institute of Belgium.

Martine Rorif

Mrs. Martine Rorif is Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Committee of Befimmo S.A. She is a construction engineer, specializing in civil engineering (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Business School, 1990). She also holds a CEPAC post-graduate diploma from the Solvay Business School (2007). She began her career as a site engineer at Entreprises Jacques Delens (1990-1995). She continued her career at Devimmo Consult (1996) as a property manager. She has been at Befimmo since 1997. Until 2008, she held the position of Project Manager. Since 2008 she has been Chief Operating Officer. Mrs. Rorif is also Director of the following subsidiaries of Befimmo: Fedimmo SA, Meirfree SA, Axento SA and Befimmo Property Services SA. She is Managing Director of the following companies: Vitalfree SA and Beway SA, which are also Befimmo subsidiaries. She is also Co-president of the “Commission Investisseurs” of the UPSI.

Stephane Dos Santos

Mr. Stephane Dos Santos serves as Chief Accountant at Befimmo S.A. He has been working at the Company since 2015.

Nicolas Billen

Werner Joris

Aminata Kake

Mrs. Aminata Kake serves as General Counsel, Secretary-General, Member of the Management Committee at BEFIMMO S.A. She holds a master’s degree in law (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 2000), a post-graduate certificate in business administration (Oxford University and Harvard Faculty Club, 2014) and an Executive Master in Real Estate (Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, 2016). She began her career in 2000 at Dexia Bank Belgium (now Belfius) as Legal Counsel in Corporate Banking and Structured Finance (2000-2004), before being appointed Deputy General Secretary of the bank (2004-2005), and then head of the Secretary General, Corporate & Regulatory Division of Dexia SA, holding company of the Dexia Group (2005-2012). Since 2012, she has been General Counsel, Secretary-General and Chief Compliance Officer of Befimmo. She is also Director of the Belgian Association of Listed Companies (FEB), Head of the Legal & Regulatory Committee of the BE-REIT Association and a member of the Regulatory Committee of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), of the Belgian Risk Management Association (BELRIM) and the Belgian Institute of Corporate Lawyers (IJE).

Vincent Meulders

Cedric Mali

Caroline Kerremans

Mrs. Caroline Kerremans serves as Head of Investor Relations & Communication of Befimmo S.A. She has been working at the Company since 2010.

Arnaud D'Ydewalle

Sylvie De Muelenaere

Bruno De Wolf

Emilie Delacroix

Mrs. Emilie Delacroix serves as Head of CSR & Innovation at Befimmo S.A. She has been working at the Company since 2003.

Nicolas Nelis

Arnaud Opsommer

Sarah Sougne

Frederic Tourne

Denis Van de Wiele

Ludovic Wendel

Kurt De Schepper

Mr. Kurt De Schepper has been Non-Executive Director at Befimmo S.A. since April 26, 2016. He has previously been Non-Executive Director, Permanent Representative of Kadees BVBA at the Company since April 29, 2014. Mr. De Schepper is an actuary. He began his career over 30 years ago at AG Insurance, where he joined the Management Team responsible for the “Employee Benefits” channel in 1990. Between 1995 and 2004, he was General Manager Europe at Fortis Insurance International, responsible, among other things, for the CaiFor and Fortis Insurance UK joint venture. In 2004, he was appointed Chief Pension Officer at Fortis Holding; in mid-2005, he became Business Operating Officer at AG Insurance, and in September 2008 he was also responsible for financial assets management. From September 2009 to July 1, 2014, Mr. De Schepper was Chief Risk Officer of Ageas, in charge of the Risk, Legal and Compliance departments and Support Functions (Human Resources, IT and Facility). Mr. Kurt De Schepper was a member of the board of directors of AG Real Estate SA; Chairman and director of Millennium-bcp Ageas SGPS SA; Grupo Segurador; Ageas Portugal; Medis, Companhia Portuguesa de Seguros de Saude SA; Ocidental, Companhia Portuguesa de Seguros SA; Ocidental, Companhia Portuguesa de Seguros de Vida SA and Pensoesgere, Sociedade Gestora de Fundos de Pensoes SA.

Benoit Godts

Mr. Benoit Godts has been Non-Executive Director of Befimmo S.A. since November 1995. He is Member of its Audit Committee. He was also a Director of Fedimmo until January 2013. He holds Master of law (UCL 1983). He holds several directorships in companies affiliated with AG Real Estate SA. He is a director and member of the audit committee of the managing agent of the BE-REIT Ascencio SCA, as well as Chairman of the board of Immo Nation SPPICAV. He is a member of the executive committee of AG Real Estate Finance SA; Director and member of the audit committee of Ascencio SA, managing agent of the BE-REIT Ascencio SCA; Director of Investissement Foncier Boulevard de Waterloo SA; Director of Wolf-Safco NV; Chairman of the board of directors of Immo Nation SPPICAV; Director of the SPPICAV Technical Property Fund 2. Previously, he was director of the following companies: Fedimmo, AG Real Estate Group Asset Management; Investissement Foncier Westland Shopping Center; Devimo-Consult SA and Conseil belgo-luxembourgeois des Centres Commerciaux.

Wim Aurousseau

Mr. Wim Aurousseau has been Independent Non-Executive Director of BEFIMMO S.A. since April 24, 2018. He has a degree in applied economics and finance (University of Antwerp) and is a Financial Analyst (ICHEC). He has extensive experience in asset management and business administration, especially in the banking and insurance sector in Belgium (KBC Securities, Bank Van Breda, Swiss Life Belgium and Delta Lloyd Life). Mr. Aurousseau has been Chief Investment Officer of AXA Belgium SA since November 2013.

Anne-Marie Baeyaert

Mrs. Anne-Marie Baeyaert has been Independent Non-Executive Director at BEFIMMO S.A. since December 14, 2017. Mrs. Baeyaert holds a bachelor’s degree in maritime sciences (BIBH Antwerp - 1981) and a post-graduate degree in finance and management (Vlerick Business School - 2000). She began her career in 1981 at Best & Osterrieth, Antwerp, a shipping agency that is currently part of the Herfurth group, as Customer Service Representative. In 1985, she continued her career at Katoen Natie Group, where she held a number of positions, first as general manager transport division (1985-1995), general manager noordkasteel (1995-1998) and later as managing director bulkterminals (1998-2001). Mrs. Baeyaert also has international experience since, from 2001 to 2005, she was country administrative & finance director in Brazil for the same group. Then, from 2005 to 2013, Mrs. Baeyaert served as business unit manager port operations & repair for Katoen Natie Group. Mrs. Baeyaert has been managing owner of Resigrass since 2013.Mrs Anne-Marie Baeyaert is permanent representative of ANBA SPRL, and independent Director on the Boards of Directors of Rosier SA and Tessenderlo Group SA. Mrs. Baeyaert is a non-executive director of Waterwegen & Zeekanaal NV (Willebroek) and manager of Resigrass SPRL and Cozy Lounge SPRL. She was previously Director of several companies of the Katoen Natie group.

Hugues Delpire

Mr. Hugues Delpire has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Befimmo S.A. since March 16, 2011. He has served as Member of the Company’s Audit Committee since March 16, 2011, and as Chairman of the Audit Committee since April 28, 2015. Mr. Delpire is a sales engineer and graduate of the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Fiscales de Bruxelles (Tax College). He began his career in 1979 at Zurich Assurances Belgique and became head of the finance department in 1987. From 1991 to 1997 he acted as administrative and financial director and member of the executive committee of the international group BTP, listed on the stock exchange as Besix. After taking part in the structuring of Artesia Banking Corporation (Bacob, Paribas Belgique and AP Assurances) as administrator and financial director of the insurance cluster, as managing director he launched the activities of AXA Real Estate Investment Manager Benelux. Since December 2000, he has been managing director and chief legal & finance officer of the Decathlon group. Since January 2015, he has worked as a financial advisor to Decathlon SA and Mobilis SA (Family Office of the Mulliez Family Association). Alongside this business career, Mr. Delpire also taught finance in several Belgian universities for more than 15 years. He has served as Managing Director of Weddell SA; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alsolia SA; Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Alcopa SA; Director of Auchan Coordination Services (ACS) SA, Member of the Supervisory Board of Decathlon International Shareholding Plan SCA; Member of the audit committee of AGAPES SA. Previously, he was Director-General, member of the supervisory board of Decathlon SA; Director of OGEA SAS; Director of Alcodev SA; Member of the supervisory board of Decaval, a French corporate investment fund.

Etienne Dewulf

Mr. Etienne Dewulf has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Befimmo S.A. since March 16, 2011. He has been Member of the Company’s Appointment and Remuneration Committee since March 16, 2011, and has been chairing that Committee since May 13, 2014. Mr. Dewulf is a graduate in commercial and financial science (ICHEC). He began his career in sales functions at GB-INNOBM (1981-1983) and Materne Confilux (1983- 1985), before moving into corporate banking at Credit General (1985-1987). He then found his vocation in the building industry, where he held a number of posts from 1987 to 2010: executive assistant at Maurice Delens SA (later Valens SA) in 1987, then managing director of Soficom Development (1989) and, from 1995 to 2010, managing director of Eiffage Benelux SA. Acting on behalf of Etienne Dewulf SPRL, Mr. Dewulf currently works in consulting and daily management, mainly in real-estate and construction. He is honorary chairman of the Professional Union of the Real-Estate Sector (UPSI); Permanent representative of Etienne Dewulf SPRL and permanent representative of Cassiopee SPRL; Director of holding company Thomas & Piron (mandate via Etienne Dewulf SPRL); Honorary Chairman of the ASBL Association des Entrepreneurs Belges de Grands Travaux; Director of the ASBL Association Paroles d’Ados; Director of Maison de la Route et du Genie Civil SCSA and director of Fonciere Kerkedelle SA (the company was liquidated in December 2017). Previously, he was director of the Confederation Construction et de Baviere Developpement SA. SPRL Etienne Dewulf was also managing director of Fonciere Invest SA, Coeur de Ville SA and Thomas & Piron Batiment SA, and Director of Bureau Cauchy SA and BTA Construct SA.

Sophie Goblet

Mrs. Sophie Goblet has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Befimmo S.A. since April 30, 2013. She has been Member of the Audit Committee at the Company since April 2015. Mrs. Goblet has a degree in economics from IAG (University of Louvain-La-Neuve). She began her career in 1988 with ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam and London, where she held various positions in corporate finance. In 1993, she joined Income International (Deficom Group) as a senior consultant in financial and corporate communication. Mrs Goblet was appointed group treasurer of GIB Group in 1993, and went on to become financial director of GIB IMMO SA in 1997. In 1999, she moved into the real-estate sector, joining the executive committee of Codic International, where she served as Chief Financial Officer and corporate secretary until 2012. She serves as Director of Reseau Entreprendre.

Sophie Malarme-Lecloux

Mrs. Sophie Malarme-Lecloux has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Befimmo S.A. since April 28, 2015. She has been Member of the Appointment and Remuneration Committee at the Company since October 26, 2016. She holds a master’s degree in business & administration - Solvay (Universite libre de Bruxelles). She began her career in 1994 as a financial analyst at IBM Belgium before joining ING Brussels, in 1998, as an account manager in corporate banking. In 2002 she continued her career at Sofina, where she held various positions for 14 years at the level of financial and investment team management. In 2015, she founded the company FreeBE SPRL, working in strategy, leadership and innovation consulting, business coaching and personal and organisational development. She has over 10 years’ management experience. She has been Founder and manager of FreeBE SPRL and Director of CBO Territoria SA (France). Previously, she was Director of Orpea SA and Director of Trufilux and Sofilec (Sofina Group).