Baron Bernard de Gerlache de Gomery
Independent Director, Member of the Audit Committee
Baron Bernard de Gerlache de Gomery graduated as a doctor of laws from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) and holds a master’s in business administration from Boston University. After working for the Bank van Brussel and the Benelux Bank, he was managing partner of the Discount Bureau of Belgium (1985-1990) and managing director of Sipef NV (1990-1997). He is a managing director of Belficor NV, a financial firm specialising in mergers and takeovers, investments and business advisory. He is a director of listed companies (including Texaf and Floridienne), where he also sits on their audit and/or remuneration committees. He also has directorships with Belgian companies such as SIAT and ITB-TRADETECH and is the chairman of Editions Dupuis SA. As captain of a frigate in the Naval Reserve, he has commanded a number of fleets and was chairman of the Royal Association of Reserve Officers of the Navy. He is former chairman of the Belgo-African Chamber of Commerce, and is still active there as a director, and for a number of charity organisations.