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Ackermans & Van Haaren NV (ACKB.BR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Luc Bertrand

65 1990 Chairman of the Executive Committee, Executive Director

Jacques Delen

67 2011 Non-Executive Chairman

Tom Bamelis

50 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Wim Biesemans

2015 Chief Executive Officer - DEME Concessions

Filip Portael

Chief Information Officer

Sofie Beernaert

Legal Counsel

Jean-Claude Janssens

Treasurer

John-Eric Bertrand

39 2015 Member of the Executive Committee

Andre-Xavier Cooreman

52 Member of the Executive Committee

Piet Dejonghe

50 Member of the Executive Committee

Koen Janssen

46 2012 Member of the Executive Committee

Jan Suykens

56 Member of the Executive Committee

Piet Bevernage

48 Secretary General, Member of the Executive Committee

Alexia Bertrand

37 2013 Non-Executive Director

Teun Jurgens

68 1996 Non-Executive Director

Frederic van Haaren

56 1993 Non-Executive Director

Pierre Willaert

57 1998 Non-Executive Director

Pierre Macharis

54 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Julien Pestiaux

37 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Thierry van Baren

49 2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Luc Bertrand

Mr. Luc J. Bertrand has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee, Executive Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since 1990. He served as Executive Director of the Company between 1985 and 1990. He is Commercial Engineer and graduated from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1974. He began his career at Bankers Trust, where he held the position of Vice-President and Regional Sales Manager, Northern Europe. He has been with Ackermans & van Haaren since 1986. He holds various mandates as Director both within and outside the Ackermans & van Haaren group. His mandates include being Chairman of the Board of Directors of DEME, Dredging International, Finaxis, Sofinim and Leasinvest Real Estate. Mr. Bertrand is also active at the social level and is, among other things, Chairman of Guberna (the Belgian Governance Institute) and Middelheim Promotors, and sits on the boards of several other not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Bertrand was appointed Director at Ackermans & van Haaren in 1985. He is Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Jacques Delen

Mr. Jacques Delen has served as Non-Executive Chairman of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since May 23, 2011. He served as Non-Executive Director of the Company between 1992 and May 23, 2011. He completed his studies as stockbroker in 1976. He is currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bank Delen and Director with the listed agro-industrial group Sipef and with Bank J.Van Breda & C. Mr. Delen was appointed Director at the Company in 1992. He is Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Tom Bamelis

Mr. Tom Bamelis serves as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. After completing his Masters degree in Commercial Engineering (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1988), he went on to earn another Masters degree in Financial Management from Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool (VLEKHO) (1991). Mr. Bamelis then worked for Touche Ross and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert before joining the Company in 1999.

Wim Biesemans

Filip Portael

Sofie Beernaert

Jean-Claude Janssens

John-Eric Bertrand

Mr. John-Eric Bertrand has served as Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since July 1, 2015. Masters degree in commercial engineering (Universite catholique de Louvain - 2001); Masters degree in International Management (Global Alliance in Management Education or CEMS - 2002); MBA (INSEAD - 2006). He worked as senior auditor at Deloitte and as senior consultant at Roland Berger. Since 2008 at Ackermans & van Haaren.

Andre-Xavier Cooreman

Mr. Andre-Xavier Cooreman serves as Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. He graduated from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with a degree in Law (1987), from John Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies with a degree in International Relations (1998), and from Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) with a degree in Tax Management (19910. He worked for the International Development Law Institute (Course Assistant, Italy), Shell Group (Legal Counsel, The Netherlands), Fortis Bank (Corporate & Investment Banking), McKinsey & C° (Consultant) and Bank Degroof (Public Sector Manager).

Piet Dejonghe

Mr. Piet Dejonghe serves as Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. After earning a Masters degree in Law (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1989), he completed a postgraduate in Management at KU Leuven (1990) and a Masters of Business Administration at INSEAD (1993). Before joining the Company in 1995 he worked as lawyer for Loeff Claeys Verbeke and as consultant for Boston Consulting Group.

Koen Janssen

Mr. Koen Janssen serves as Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since April 1, 2012. He holds a degree in Electromechanical Civil Engineering (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1993) and completed a Masters of Business Administration at IEFSI of Universite Catholique de Lille (France, 1994). Mr. Janssen worked at Recticel, ING Investment Banking and ING Private Equity before joining Ackermans & van Haaren in 2001.

Jan Suykens

Mr. Jan Suykens serves as Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. He gained a degree in Applied Economics from Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius Antwerp (UFSIA) in 1982 and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University in 1984. Mr. Suykens worked for a number of years at Generale Bank in corporate and investment banking before joining the Company in 1990.

Piet Bevernage

Mr. Piet Bevernage serves as Secretary General, Member of the Executive Committee of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V.. He earned a Masters degree in Law (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1991) and an LLM from the University of Chicago Law School (1992). Mr. Bevernage initially worked as lawyer in the Corporate and M&A Department at Loeff Claeys Verbeke before moving to the Company in 1995.

Alexia Bertrand

Ms. Alexia Bertrand has served as Non-Executive Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since 2013. Masters degree in law (Universite catholique de Louvain - 2002); LL.M. (Harvard Law School - 2005). She works as an advisor at the office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2012, and was appointed chef de cabinet for general policy on October 1, 2015. She regularly teaches courses in negotiation techniques. From 2002 to 2012, she worked as a lawyer specializing in financial and company law (with Clifford Chance and later with Linklaters). For part of that time, she was a teaching assistant at the Law Faculty of the Universite catholique de Louvain and research assistant at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. She is Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Teun Jurgens

Mr. Teun Jurgens has served as Non-Executive Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since 1996. He graduated as agricultural engineer from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in Groningen (The Netherlands). He was Member of the Management Team of Banque Paribas Nederland and founder of Delta Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Jurgens was appointed Director at the Company in 1996 and was Member of the Remuneration committee until December 31, 2010. He is Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Frederic van Haaren

Mr. Frederic van Haaren has served as Non-Executive Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since 1993. He is independent entrepreneur and alderman for public works for the municipality of Kapellen. He is also active as Director for various companies and associations. For example, he is, among other things, Director at Multi Communications NV (parent company of Decofun, Funinvest and Kidslab) and Ebco BVBA, Chairman of the Consultatiebureau voor het Jonge Kind in Kapellen and of the Zonnekind primary school in Kalmthout, as well as Director for Bosgroepen in Northern Antwerp. He has been Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company since June 21, 2011. He is Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Pierre Willaert

Mr. Pierre Willaert has served as Non-Executive Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since 1998. He holds a Masters degree in Commercial and Financial Sciences and obtained the degree of the Belgian Association of Financial Analists (ABAF-BVFA), of which he is still Member. He worked for many years as financial analyst at Bank Puilaetco. Later he became responsible for the institutional management department. Mr. Willaert was Managing Partner and Member of the Audit Committee at Bank Puilaetco until 2004 and is Director at Tein Telecom, a Brussels-based ICT company specializing in, among other things, video surveillance. He has been Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company since 2004 and is also Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Pierre Macharis

Mr. Pierre Macharis has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since 2004. He has been Chairman of the Company's Remuneration Committee since May 23, 2011, and is Member of the Nominating Committee of the Company. He completed a Master’s degree in Commercial and Financial Sciences (1986) and also earned a degree in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in automation (1983). He is currently Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the listed VPK Packaging Group. Mr. Macharis is also Chairman of Cobelpa, the Association of Belgian Pulp, Paper and Boards Industries, and is Director at CEPI, the Confederation of European Paper Industries.

Julien Pestiaux

Mr. Julien Pestiaux has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since May 23, 2011. He graduated in 2003 as Electromechanical Civil Engineer (specialization energy) from Universite catholique de Louvain and also obtained a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Cornell University (United States). Mr. Pestiaux specializes in energy and climate themes and is partner at Climact, a company that advises on these topics. He is currently working for the federal government, a.o. on a strategic plan for sustainable energy in Belgium, in cooperation with the European Climate Foundation and the Department for Energy and Climate Change in the United Kingdom. Before that, he worked for five years as a consultant and project leader McKinsey & Co. Mr. Pestiaux has been Member of the Audit Committee of the Company since May 23, 2011, and is Member of the Nominating Committee of the Company.

Thierry van Baren

Mr. Thierry van Baren has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Ackermans & Van Haaren N.V. since 2006. He holds a Masters degree and teaching qualification in Philosophy as well as a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Solvay Business School. He is currently independent consultant. He is Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee and, since January 1, 2011, he has been Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company.