Prof Philippe Haspeslagh

Chairman, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

Philippe Haspeslagh is Dean of the Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School. He is on leave from INSEAD where he holds the Paul Desmarais Chair in Partnership and Active Ownership. He previously taught as a Visiting Faculty member at the Harvard Business School and the Stanford Business School, and was a Chief of Cabinet for the Belgian Minister of Agriculture and Small and Medium Enterprises. His main research interests have been in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Strategy, Managing for Value and Corporate Governance. Philippe Haspeslagh has been an advisor to the top management of many companies and is currently Chairman of Dujardin Foods, a family business in frozen foods, and Capricorn Venture Partners. He is also a non-executive partner in Procuritas, a Scandinavian buy-out firm, a Board member of Governance for Owners, an active ownership fund of Vandemoortele, a large private food firm, and an investment committee member of NPM Capital.