Skills, competencies and diversity are paramount in the composition of our Board of Directors. Lotus Bakeries is conscious that it must ensure the presence of a critical Board of Directors, with specialist knowledge of the various areas relevant to Lotus Bakeries. 

The composition of our Board of Directors is one of diversity and balance, as illustrated in the CVs described below. Members are selected based on their background and specialist knowledge of various areas relevant to Lotus Bakeries.

 


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  • 5 representatives majority shareholder
  • 4 independent directors from different industries
  • 1 executive board member
  • 7 male, 3 female board members

Our Board members

 

BENEDIKTe BOONE 

 

Non-Executive director
 
  • Master's degree in Applied Economics (KU Leuven)
  • She has held positions at Creyf's Interim and Avasco Industries
  • Director in various family companies (Bene Invest BVBA, Holve NV and Harpis NV) and also director at Deceuninck NV
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Lotus Bakeries since 2012
     

 

JAN BOONE

CEO/ Managing director
  • Master’s degree in Applied Economics (KU Leuven); Master in Audit (UMH)
  • Started his career in the Audit department of PwC
  • Between 2000 and 2005 Head of Corporate Controlling, member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors at Omega Pharma
  • Since 2005, active at Lotus Bakeries as managing director and since 2011 as CEO
  • Since 2005, member of the Board of Directors at Lotus Bakeries and managing director since2001
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Omega Pharma and director at Club Brugge
  • President of the Board of Directors of Animal care, a listed company in the veterinary sector

 

Johan Boone

Non-Executive director
  • Master's degree in dentistry (KU Leuven)
  • Dentist
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Lotus Bakeries since 1996
     

 

 Sofie Boone

Non-Executive director
  • Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (KU Leuven), postgraduate degree in Business Economics (Vlekho) and Business Management for pharmacists (Vlerick Business School)
  • 1996 - 2001: deputy pharmacist and titular pharmacist.
  • Since 2002, owner and titular pharmacist of Boone pharmacy in Tervuren
  • Since 1999, active as volunteer departmental pharmacist at the Red Cross Tervuren
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Lotus Bakeries since 2016
     

 

Peter Bossaert

Independent director
  • Commercial engineer (University of Antwerp)
  • 1989 - 1997: various marketing and sales roles at Unilever and Campina
  • Between 1989 and 2018 active at Medialaan, from 2012 as CEO
  • Since 2018 CEO at KBVB
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Lotus Bakeries since 2017
     

 

Benoit Graulich            

 Independent director
  • Master’s degrees in Law, Business and Finance (KU Leuven)
  • Began his professional career at PwC and then at Paribas Bank/Artesia Bank. In 2000 he became a partner at EY. Currently he is a managing partner at Bencis Capital Partners
  • Various directorships at Van de Velde, among other companies
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Lotus Bakeries since 2009
     

 

Michel Moortgat

Independent director
  • Master’s degree in Business and Finance (Ichec Brussels) and MBA (Vlerick Business School)
  • Since 1991, active at Duvel Moortgat and since 1998 as CEO
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Lotus Bakeries since 2018
     

 

 Sabine Sagaert

Independent director
  • Master’s degree in Commercial Engineering (KU Leuven), Master in Economic Legislation (UCL) and MBA (KU Leuven), graduate degree in Taxation (Fiscale Hogeschool Brussel)
  • Held various positions in the Benelux at CBR cement companies and at AB InBev, amongst others as Business Unit President Belux. Subsequently, she led the Dental Division at Arseus
  • Since 2011, employed by Cargill as General Manager Malt business Europe. As of 2015, Global Managing Director Malt Business and since June 2018, Managing director Oils and Seeds Emea
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Lotus Bakeries since 2011
     

 

Anton Stevens

Non-Executive director
  • Master’s degree in Law (UGent) and in Notarial law (UGent)
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Lotus Bakeries since 2002
     

 

Jan Vander Stichele

Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (KU Leuven) and Candidate degree in Applied Economics (KU Leuven)
  • Was technical director of the Verlipack Group
  • Since the end of 1996 active in the Lotus Bakeries Group as General Manager Lotus Bakeries France, thereafter as General Manager Operations and between 2011 and 2016 as Executive Director
  • Since 2005, member of the Board of Directors at Lotus Bakeries
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fevia