Our Executive Committee (‘EXCO’) determines the strategy and objectives of the Lotus Bakeries Group and submits them to the Board of Directors for approval. Find out more about our EXCO members by browsing this page.
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Jan Boone has been CEO of Lotus Bakeries Group since 2011 and leads the members of the EXCO on a day-to-day basis. He began his career in the audit department of PwC. From 2000-2005, he was responsible for corporate controlling, reporting and M&A at pharmaceutical company Omega Pharma. He sat on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors there. Jan joined Lotus Bakeries as General Manager and Director in May 2005.
Favourite product: Lotus Biscoff Cookie
CEO Natural Foods
Isabelle Maes is CEO Natural Foods within the Lotus Bakeries Group. She began her career as an auditor for PwC. In May 2001, she moved to the Barry Callebaut chocolate company. Having fulfilled various roles and been involved in various projects in Finance and SAP, she was appointed Finance Officer of Barry Callebaut Belgium in 2006. Between 2014 and 2017, Isabelle fulfilled the role of CFO at Lotus Bakeries Group. So as to be able to dedicate herself fully to the internationalisation and growth of the natural snacking segment, she has fulfilled the role of CEO Natural Foods since September 2017. Since 2019, Isabelle has been part of the Board of Directors at Van de Velde and fulfills the role of Chairman of the audit committee there.
Favourite product: BEAR Fruit Rolls
Mike Cuvelier has been CFO of Lotus Bakeries Group since September 2017. Mike began his career in 1996 as an auditor for PwC. Between 2000 and 2013 he fulfilled various controlling roles at Bekaert in the US, Asia and finally Vice President Control Global Business Platforms in Belgium. From 2013 to 2016, Mike was CFO of the Unilin Group, part of Mohawk Industries.
Favourite product: Nakd Blueberry Muffin
Ignace Heyman is COO of Lotus Bakeries Group. He pursued a career in marketing in both Belgium and France, firstly at Procter & Gamble, PAB Benelux (Panzani-Amora-Blédina) and then at Reckitt Benckiser. In 2008, Ignace joined Lotus Bakeries as Marketing Director Belgium, before going on to become Corporate Director Marketing in 2011. From mid-2012 to the end of 2015 he was General Manager France.
Favourite product: Lotus Biscoff Ice cream
William Du Pré
Corporate Director Quality, Procurement and R&D
William Du Pré is Corporate Director Quality, Procurement and R&D, in charge of these corporate departments. William's career with Lotus Bakeries begin in 1982. Over the years, he has occupied a variety of sales roles. He has been General Manager Belgium for almost ten years (2007-2015)
Favourite product: Lotus Frangipane