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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jurgen Tinggren

2019 Independant Chairman of the Board

Matthew Taylor

59 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Group Executive, Member of the Board of Directors

Taoufiq Boussaid

2019 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Curd Vandekerckhove

54 2018 Executive Vice President Global Operations, Member of the Group Executive

Rajita D'Souza

2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Member of the Group Executive

Piet Van Riet

57 2016 Executive Vice President Industrial and Specialty Products Platform, Marketing, Customer Excellence and Group Business Development, Member of the Group Executive

Lieven Larmuseau

57 2014 Executive Vice President Rubber Reinforcement Platform, Member of the Group Executive

Jun Liao

2018 Executive Vice President North Asia, Member of the Group Executive

Stijn Vanneste

47 2016 Executive Vice President Europe, South Asia and South East Asia, Member of the Group Executive

Frank Vromant

62 2019 Executive Vice President Bekaert Americas, Member of the Executive Board

Philip Eyskens

Senior Vice President General Counsel, IP & GRC

Oliver Forberich

2017 Senior Vice President Stainless Technologies Global and Chief Marketing Officer

Jan Boelens

Senior Vice President Steel Wire Solutions EMEA

Bruno Cluydts

2017 Senior Vice President Strategical Projects BBRG

Patrick Louwagie

2017 Senior Vice President Global Engineering

Dirk Moyson

2018 Senior Vice President Global Operations Rubber Reinforcement

Steven Parewyck

Senior Vice President Latin America

Raf Rentmeesters

Senior Vice President Brazil

Luc Vankemmelbeke

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer BBRG

Zhigao Yu

2018 Senior Vice President Technology Rubber Reinforcement

Isabelle Vander Vekens

Company Secretary

Gregory Dalle

2015 Non-Executive Director

Charles de Liedekerke

66 1997 Non-Executive Director

Christophe Jacobs van Merlen

2016 Non-Executive Director

Hubert Jacobs van Merlen

66 2003 Non-Executive Director

Caroline Storme

2019 Non-Executive Director

Emilie van de Walle de Ghelcke

2016 Non-Executive Director

Henri Velge

63 2016 Non-Executive Director

Celia Baxter

61 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pamela Knapp

61 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Martina Merz

56 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Colin Smith

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mei Ye

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Katelijn Bohez

2014 Chief Communications & Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jurgen Tinggren

Matthew Taylor

Mr. Matthew Taylor has been Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Group Executive and Member of the Board of Directors of NV Bekaert SA since May 2014. Between September 1, 2013 and May 2014, he served as Chief Executive Officer Designate, Member of the Group Executive, Member of the Board of Directors of the Company. He is Member of the Strategic Committee. After serving the British Royal Navy (1981-1985), Matthew Taylor joined Ford Motor Company where he held various international management positions in marketing and sales before he became managing director of Land Rover in 2002. After more than 20 years at Ford, he joined J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, where he was promoted CEO in 2008. He stepped down in 2010 to become CEO of Edwards Group, a global market producer of vacuum pump technologies and abatement systems, with headquarters in the UK. He graduated from the London School of Economics.

Taoufiq Boussaid

Mr. Taoufiq Boussaid has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board effective as of July 15, 2019. He started his career in international finance with an initial 10-year period as Audit Manager with Ernst Young in France and The Coca-Cola Company in the USA. From 2004 to 2007, he held several finance roles with United Technologies Corporation, first as Corporate Controller EMEA and subsequently as CFO for their Carrier Heating Systems business in Europe. In 2007, Taoufiq joined Bombardier Transportation, where he progressively moved up through the finance organization in different geographies to his most recent position of Vice President Finance for EMEA and Asia Pacific. He has also held operational responsibilities, running the French and North African businesses of Bombardier Transportation.

Curd Vandekerckhove

Mr. Curd Vandekerckhove has been Executive Vice President Global Operations, Member of the Group Executive at NV Bekaert SA since March 1, 2018. He was executive Vice President North Asia and Global Operations and Member of the Group Executive of NV Bekaert SA from April 1, 2016. He joined the Bekaert Group in 1989. He started his career with the company as a Total Quality Management consultant. In 1991, he was selected by the European Commission to attend an 18-month Executive Training Program in Japan. Mr. Vandekerckhove then has taken up several management positions in Bekaert Asia during 13 years and was based in Tokyo, Kobe, Singapore and Shanghai. He transferred back to Europe in 2004, to become the General Manager of Bekaert Carding Solutions and subsequently of the Bekaert Sawing Wire activity platform. On September 1, 2012, Mr. Vandekerckhove was appointed Executive Vice President Bekaert North Asia and South East Asia, and became member of the Bekaert Group Executive. He was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors of Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group since its establishment in the end of June 2016. Mr. Vandekerckhove obtained a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (1988) and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics (1989), both at KUL, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Rajita D'Souza

Ms. Rajita D'Souza has been Chief Human Resource Officer and Member of the Group Executive at NV Bekaert SA since September 1, 2017. She started her career in 1993 as Manager Operations with Reliance Consultancy Services in Mumbai, India. In 1997 she joined General Electric where she held various HR leadership positions with increasing responsibility and scope. In 2007 she moved to SABIC to become Director Human Resources of SABIC Europe. In 2011, she was appointed Vice President Human Resources for the EMEA region of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. She holds a Master degree in Law from the University of Mumbai in India and a Bachelor degree in Business Management.

Piet Van Riet

Mr. Piet Van Riet has served as Executive Vice President Industrial and Specialty Products Platform, Marketing, Customer Excellence and Group Business Development, Member of the Group Executive at NV Bekaert SA since April 1, 2016. He started his career as a researcher with the DSM Group (The Netherlands) and joined the Bekaert Group in 1987. He took up several management positions in Belgium, building up international business and operational experience. From 2004 till 2014 Mr. Van Riet has been heading Bekaert´s activities in Brazil. On April 1, 2014 he was appointed Executive Vice President Specialty Products Platform and became Member of the Bekaert Group Executive. On April 1, 2015, Mr. additionally took up the responsibility for the Industrial Product Platform and became Executive Vice President Industrial and Specialty Product Platforms. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering (1986) at Universite Catholique de Louvaine, Belgium and completed several international post-graduate programs.

Lieven Larmuseau

Mr. Lieven Larmuseau has served as Executive Vice President Rubber Reinforcement Platform and Member of the Group Executive of NV Bekaert SA since April 1, 2014. Mr. Larmuseau joined the Bekaert Group in 1986. He took up several management positions in Belgium, Venezuela and Brazil. In 2000, he moved back to Belgium to become Chief Purchasing Officer. In 2008, he became General Manager of the Rubber Reinforcement platform. Mr. Larmuseau obtained a Masters degree in Electromechanical Engineering (1985) and a Masters degree in Applied Economics (1986), both at Universite Catholique de Louvaine, Belgium.

Jun Liao

Mr. Jun Liao has been Executive Vice President North Asia, Member of the Group Executive at NV Bekaert SA since March 1, 2018. He joined Bekaert in September 2014 as Senior Vice President Rubber Reinforcement North Asia. He started his career as a product developer in GE Plastics in 1995. In 1999, he joined Dow Corning where he held various regional and global technical, commercial, and business leadership positions during his 12 years with the company. In 2011, he became Vice President for Sales Excellence of Rhodia Chemicals, a member of Solvay. In 2013, he took the responsibility of managing global product lines for the Novecare Global Business Unit of Solvay. He holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Metal Physics from Central South University in China. He also holds a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Stijn Vanneste

Mr. Stijn R. J. Vanneste has served as Executive Vice President Europe, South Asia and South East Asia and Member of the Group Executive of NV Bekaert SA since April 1, 2016. He started his career in 1995 as Process Development Engineer at Bekaert. He has taken up several international management positions in the rubber reinforcement business of the Group, among which General Manager of Bekaert Shenyang (2005-2007), Head of Operations Steel Cord China (2007-2010) and Vice President Rubber Reinforcement Europe and India (2013-2014). In 2014 he became Senior Vice President Manufacturing Excellence with a global responsibility across all business platforms. He holds a Master's degree in electrotechnical-mechatronical engineering from Universite Catholique de Louvain.

Frank Vromant

Mr. Frank Vromant has been appointed as Executive Vice President Bekaert Americas, Member of the Executive Board since July 15, 2019. He was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer of NV Bekaert SA as of November 15, 2018 until July 15, 2019. He has also served as Executive Vice President Americas and Member of the Group Executive Board of the company before as of April 1, 2016. Previously, he was also Executive Vice President Regional Operations Europe, North America and South Asia; Member of the Group Executive between January 1, 2013 and April 1, 2016, Business Controller Finance, IT & Supply Chain Management Steel Cord, Acting Global Head Steel Cord between 2011 and January 1, 2013, and Business Controller Steelcord until 2011. He started his career in 1979 with Bekaert where he held several Financial and IT Management positions in Belgium and the US. From 2011 till 2013 Frank combined his role as Business Controller Finance, IT & Supply chain Management Steel Cord with the function of Acting Global Head Steel Cord. He then also became member of the Bekaert Group Executive. From 2013 until March 2016, he was Executive Vice President for the Regional Operations Europe, North America and South Asia. He has a Master Degree in Applied Economics from Universiteit Antwerpen (1979).

Philip Eyskens

Oliver Forberich

Mr. Oliver Forberich has been Senior Vice President Stainless Technologies Global and Chief Marketing Officer at NV Bekaert SA since 2017. He was previously Senior Vice President Stainless Technologies Global at the Company.

Jan Boelens

Bruno Cluydts

Mr. Bruno Cluydts has been Senior Vice President Strategical Projects BBRG at NV Bekaert SA since 2017. He was Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer BBRG at NV Bekaert SA from 2016. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Integration Officer at the Company.

Patrick Louwagie

Mr. Patrick Louwagie has been Senior Vice President Global Engineering at NV Bekaert SA since 2017. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President Brazil from July 1, 2014.

Dirk Moyson

Steven Parewyck

Raf Rentmeesters

Luc Vankemmelbeke

Mr. Luc Vankemmelbeke serves as Senior Vice President, Procurement at NV Bekaert SA. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer BBRG and before Chief Program Officer Fit for Growth at the Company.

Zhigao Yu

Isabelle Vander Vekens

Gregory Dalle

Mr. Gregory Dalle has been Non-Executive Director of NV Bekaert SA since May 13, 2015. He is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking & Capital Markets Division, based in London. He joined Credit Suisse in 2000 in the EMEA Mergers & Acquisition Group in London, where he worked on a number of public and private transactions with a focus on the industrials sector. He moved to the Global Industrials Group in 2014 and is currently Co-Head of Diversified Industrials for the EMEA region. Mr. Dalle graduated from Universite Paris-Dauphine and from Cass Business School in London.

Charles de Liedekerke

Mr. Charles de Liedekerke has been Non-Executive Director of NV Bekaert SA since 1997. He is Member of the Strategic Committee of the Company. He practiced law for a couple of years at Liedekerke, Wolters, Waelbroeck and Kirkpatrick before performing his military duty. He moved in 1980 to the United States as Finance and Administration Officer of the North-American subsidiary of the Belgian, Carmeuse Group. In 1982, he joined the French Lafarge Group, where he held various operational and functional responsibilities in Paris, Dallas, and Calgary. In 1992, he became Chief Financial Officer of the Bekaert Group. In January 1998, he returned to Lafarge to take part in the integration of the newly acquired Redland and became that year Member of the Group Executive Committee and President of its Aggregates and Concrete division, until April 2004 when he resigned from his position. He was also appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Joris Ide Group, Non- Executive Chairman of the Board of Cobepa, Member of the Board of Carrieres du Hainaut, Member of the 'Conseil de Surveillance' of Viangros and Partner and Board member of ISFI-Oscar Tausig. He was previously Board Member of Assubel Accidents du Travail (1996 to 2000), Associate Member of the Round Table of European Industrialists (ERT) (1983 to 1985), Chairman of Redland UK (1998 to 2004), of the UK based Brett Ltd, of Deep Green, and of the Board of non-profit organizations, among which GreenFacts. He graduated from Universite catholique de Louvain Law School (1977).

Christophe Jacobs van Merlen

Mr. Christophe Jacobs van Merlen has served as Non-Executive Director of NV Bekaert SA since May 11, 2016. Since then he has been also Member of the Audit and Finance Committee at the Company. Mr. Christophe Jacobs van Merlen joined Bain Capital Europe, LLP (London) in 2004. He was previously a Consultant at Bain & Company in Brussels, Amsterdam, and Boston, where he provided strategic and operational advice to private equity, business services, industrial, and financial services clients. Mr. Jacobs van Merlen is currently Managing Director at Bain Capital Europe and member of the Leadership team and member of different board, audit, operating and M&A committees. He plays a role in a variety of investments at Bain Capital. Mr. Jacobs van Merlen obtained a Master degree in Civil Engineering from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He also graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris (Ingenieur Generaliste) in France.

Hubert Jacobs van Merlen

Mr. Hubert Jacobs van Merlen has served as Non-Executive Director of NV Bekaert SA since 2003. He is Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee at the Company. He is an advisor to the Private Equity sector. From 1997 to 2014, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of IEE SA, Luxembourg, a company in the field of automotive safety sensors with manufacturing sites in Luxembourg and technical sales offices in the United States, Korea and Japan. He started his career in 1978 as auditor of KPMG (Houston) and became in 1981 Division Controller of the Drilling Fluids Division of Chromalloy American Corp. ( St. Louis, MO). In 1987 he transferred to Commercial Intertech Corp. (Youngstown, OH) as European Finance Director and was appointed in 1995 Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jacobs van Merlen obtained his degree in Economic Sciences in 1977 at Universite catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain) (Belgium).

Caroline Storme

Emilie van de Walle de Ghelcke

Ms. Emilie van de Walle de Ghelcke has been Non-Executive Director of NV Bekaert SA since May 11, 2016. Ms. Emilie van de Walle de Ghelcke is a legal counsel at Sofina since September 2016. Her practice covers domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate governance, corporate restructurings, corporate housekeeping, joint ventures and financial law advisory. From 2005 until 2016, she worked as a lawyer specializing in financial and company law. She was a member of the corporate and finance practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Brussels office from 2009 to 2016 where she advised Belgian and international clients on corporate law, real estate law and financial law matters in various sectors. Ms van de Walle de Ghelcke was a member of the Brussels Bar between 2005 and 2016. She obtained a law degree from the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and a Master in economic law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). She obtained an LLM degree from the London School of Economics (UK).

Henri Velge

Mr. Henri Jean Velge has been Non-Executive Director of NV Bekaert SA since May 11, 2016. He started his career in 1981 at Shell (The Netherlands) as Well-site petroleum Engineer. He moved to Brunei in 1982 as Operations Manager and resigned from Shell in 1985 to obtain a MBA program. In 1987 Mr. Velge joined Bekaert as Executive Director of Industrias Chilenas de Alambre (Chile). In 1991 he moved to the United States and became Corporate Vice President Wire Americas in June 1994. In 2001 he was appointed Executive Vice President and became member of the Bekaert Group Executive, responsible for the global wire activities. From 2013 till mid 2014 Mr. Velge was responsible for all the business platforms. Mr. Velge obtained an Electro-Mechanical Engineering degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and an MBA at IMD.

Celia Baxter

Dr. Celia Frances Baxter has been Non-Executive Independent Director of NV Bekaert SA since May 11, 2016. She is Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee at the Company. Ms. Celia Baxter started her professional career in 1982 at Ford Motor Company where she took up several management positions. In 1988 she joined KPMG Peat Marwick. After a short period in 1994 at Sherwood Computer Services Ltd as Human Resources Director, Dr. Baxter joined Tate & Lyle Plc where she became in 1997 Director of Group Human Resources. Before joining in 2003 Bunzl PLC (London) as Director of Group Human Resources, she served as Head of Human Resources of Enterprise Oil plc and Interim Group Human Resources Director of Hays PLC. Dr. Baxter is a Non-Executive Director of Senior plc and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development at the University of West London. She holds a Ph.D. and BSc in Botany from University of Reading, Berkshire (UK).

Pamela Knapp

Mrs. Pamela Knapp has been Non-Executive Independent Director of NV Bekaert SA since May 11, 2016. Since then she has been Member of the Audit and Finance Committee at the Company. She is Director of Panalpina Welttransport AG (since 2015), Director of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA (since 2013), Director of hkp/// group (since 2013) and Director of PSA Peugeot Citroen (since 2011). Ms. Knapp started her career in 1987 at the Deutsche Bank AG. She took up from 1992 to 2009 several management positions at Siemens AG. From 2004 onwards she served as CFO and member of the management board of the Power Transmission and Distribution Division of Siemens. From 2000 to 2004 she was Senior Vice President in charge of Management Development and Senior Management Compensation for the Siemens Group. In 2009 Ms. Knapp moved to GfK SA as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board. She holds an Economics degree from the Universities of Munich and Berlin (Germany) and followed an Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Martina Merz

Mrs. Martina Merz has been Non-Executive Independent Director of NV Bekaert SA since May 11, 2016. Since 2018 she has been Member of company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee. She is also Member of the Strategic Committee of the Company. She was appointed member of the Board of Directors of AB Volvo (Sweden), SAF-Holland SA (Luxemburg) and Lufthansa Group (Germany). She was from 2012 to 2015 Chief Executive Officer of Chassis Brakes International Group. Mrs. Merz graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart (Germany), and gathered almost 25 years of experience in various management positions at Robert Bosch GmbH. She served as Bosch’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and member of the Board of Management Division Chassis System Brakes from 2005 to 2012. Mrs. Merz was also formerly Executive Vice President, Closure Systems Division and a member of the Board of Management of Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG (2002-2005).

Colin Smith

Mr. Colin P. Smith, CBE, has been Non-Executive Independent Director at NV Bekaert SA since May 9, 2018. He started with Rolls Royce in 1974 as undergraduate apprentice and took on many consecutive Engineering and Technology functions of increasingly broader scope and responsibility. He was appointed Director of Research and Technology in 2004 and Director of Engineering and Technology in 2005, before he became Group President of Rolls Royce in 2016. He also built a portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles. Amongst others, he was a Member of the Rolls Royce Power Systems Supervisory Board in Germany and is Chairman of the Aerospace Growth Partnership Board, a strategic partnership between government and industry to secure the future of the UK aerospace industry. He graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Honours Degree from the University of Southampton, UK. He was awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2012. He is also Honorary Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (HonFRAeS), Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), Fellow of the Royal Society Frs and a Member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology.

Mei Ye

Ms. Mei Ye has been Non-Executive Independent Director of NV Bekaert SA since May 14, 2014. She was appointed an independent Director of the Board of Shenwan Hongyuan Group Company Limited and an external advisor to McKinsey & Company. Ms. Ye worked for 10 years with McKinsey & Company (2003-2013) as a senior expert and consultant in financial services, policy recommendations and corporate governance. Prior to McKinsey, she was corporate strategy manager and lead analyst at E*TRADE Financial, a United States-based online financial services company (1999-2003). She also worked as a research analyst for Gartner Group (1997-1999), with Social Policy Research Associates (1995-1997), and at the Office of President of the University of North Carolina System in the US (1992-1994). Ms. Ye is a founding council member of Future China Society and SFY Foundation in China. She was also appointed board member of New York Military Academy and Stanford Global Projects Center. She has a Master in Public Administration (MPA) in international economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in law from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Katelijn Bohez