People: KBC Group (KBC.BR)

KBC.BR on Brussels Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Leysen

54 2011 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Pavel Kavanek

65 2014 Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Johan Thijs

48 2012 President of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer; Executive Director

Phillippe Vlerick

59 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board

Luc Popelier

49 2011 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Christine Van Rijsseghem

2014 Member of the Executive Board, Chief Risk Officer

John Hollows

57 2014 Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer - Czech Republic Business Unit

Wim Allegaert

Director of Investor Relations

Daniel Falque

50 2012 Member of the Executive Committee and CEO of KBC Belgium Business Unit

Luc Gijsens

61 2011 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer of Merchant Banking Business Unit

Julia Kiraly

57 2013 Director

Alain Bostoen

44 2010 Non-Executive Director

Marc De Ceuster

52 2010 Non-Executive Director

Tom Dechaene

56 2011 Non-Executive Director

Franky Depickere

55 2006 Non-Executive Director

Luc Discry

63 2010 Non-Executive Director

Frank Donck

50 2003 Non-Executive Director

Lode Morlion

54 2008 Non-Executive Director

Theodoros Roussis

60 1997 Non-Executive Director

Alain Tytgadt

58 Non-Executive Director

Ghislaine Van Kerckhove

51 2008 Non-Executive Director

Piet Vanthemsche

58 2010 Non-Executive Director

Marc Wittemans

57 1998 Non-Executive Director

Vladimira Papirnik

58 Independent Director

Jozef Cornu

71 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Leysen

Mr. Thomas Leysen serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kbc Groupe SA effective from October 1, 2011. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Umicore. He has held this office since November 2008, prior to which he served as Chief Executive Officer of the company from 2000 to 2008. In addition, he is Chairman of Corelio, a Belgian media company. He is also Member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Metzler in Frankfurt and of the Global Advisory Council of Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan, and Member of the Trilateral Commission and of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), as well as Chairman of the BJA (Belgium-Japan Association). He is also Chairman of the Rubenianum Fund and Chairman of the Heritage Fund of the Fondation Roi Baudouin and Chairman of the European Friends of Versailles and Vice President of the Vrienden van het Rubenshuis. Mr. Leysen holds a Master of Law Degree from the University of Leuven (Belgium). He is Chairman of the Company's Nomination Committee.

Pavel Kavanek

Eng. Pavel Kavanek is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kbc Groupe SA effective May 1, 2014. Starting his career at C SOB in 1972, he held several positions in that company. He joined its Board of Directors in 1990 before going on to become Chairman of the Board and CEO in 1993. He is a graduate of the University of Economics (Prague) and recipient of The Pew Economic Freedom Fellowship (Georgetown University).

Johan Thijs

Mr. Johan Thijs serves as President of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Kbc Groupe SA since May 3, 2012. He was CEO of Belgium Business Unit of KBC Groep NV, effective September 1, 2009. Mr. Thijs held various positions in ABB Insurance and KBC Insurance, including Senior General Manager in the Retail Non-Life Directorate, General Manager for Non-Life Insurance for Private Customers and Provincial General Manager for the Limburg and East Belgium, among others. Mr. Thijs holds Master's Degree in Science (Applied Mathematics) and Actuarial Sciences.

Phillippe Vlerick

Mr. Phillippe Vlerick serves as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Member of the Nomination Committee of Kbc Groupe SA. He currently serves as Chairman and Managing Director of UCO NV and Vlerick Group. Mr. Vlerick is also Chairman of Pentahold, Photohall, HIFI International and BICC&I (Belgo-Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry). He previously served as Director (1991), Member of the Management Committee (1997) and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Almanij (2001). He holds a degree in Philosophy and Law from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), a Management degree from Vlerick School (Ghent, Belgium) and an MBA from Indiana University, Bloomington (United States of America).

Luc Popelier

Mr. Luc Popelier serves as Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Kbc Groupe SA since May 1, 2011. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer for the Market Activities of the Merchant Banking Business Unit of KBC Groep NV. He holds or has held various other positions, including General Manager, Strategy & Expansion Division (SEE) at KBC Bank and Insurance Holding Company, General Manager - Trade Finance at KBC Bank and Director and Member of the Executive Committee at KBC Asset Management, among others. He joined KBC in 1988. He holds Master's Degree in Applied Economic Sciences from Universiteit Antwerpen.

Christine Van Rijsseghem

Ms. Christine Van Rijsseghem is Member of the Executive Board and Chief Risk Officer of KBC Groupe SA effective May 1, 2014. She graduated in 1985 from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghent (Belgium). Subsequently she completed an MBA in Financial Sciences at Vlerick Management School in Ghent (Belgium). Christine started her career at KBC (formerly Kredietbank) in 1987 at the Central Foreign Entities Department. Initially she was responsible for risk management and controlling and international acquisition strategy, and later on became head of that department. In 1994 she was appointed Head of the Credit Department of KBC’s Irish subsidiary, Irish Intercontinental Bank. In 1996 she became CEO of KBC France and in 1999 of KBC’s London branch. From 2000 to 2003 she was Senior General Manager of the Securities & Derivatives Processing Directorate of KBC Group. Since 2003 she has been Senior General Manager of KBC Group Finance.

John Hollows

Mr. John Hollows serves as Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - Czech Republic Business Unit of Kbc Groupe SA effective May 1, 2014. He earned his degree in law and economics at Cambridge University. Between 1978 and 1991, he worked for the head office of Barclays Bank in London and subsequently as Country Manager for Barclays Bank in Taiwan from 1991 to 1995. He joined KBC Bank in 1996 as Country Manager of the Shanghai operations and in 1999 became General Manager for the Asia-Pacific region, where he was responsible for ten branches in six countries. He was appointed CEO of K&H Bank in 2003. In 2006 he became Senior General Manager of the Central and Eastern Europe banking division of KBC Group. He was appointed member of the KBC Group Executive Committee and CEO of the Central & Eastern Europe and Russia Business Unit in 2009. Since 2010 he has been KBC Group Chief Risk Officer.

Wim Allegaert

Daniel Falque

Mr. Daniel Falque serves as Member of the Executive Committee and CEO of KBC's Belgium Business Unit of Kbc Groupe SA since May 3, 2012. Mr. Falque started his career at the Belgian insurer, De Vaderlandsche. In 1991, he moved to Deutsche Bank Belgium, where he joined senior management team in 2001. He is currently CEO of CBC Banque SA. He graduated from the International Relations at Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium.

Luc Gijsens

Mr. Luc Gijsens serves as Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of the Merchant Banking Business Unit of Kbc Groupe SA since May 1, 2011. He started his career at KBC in 1977 in the brokerage department. He held positions in Hong Kong, Bahrein and New York between 1981 and 1988. In 2000 he was appointed Managing Director of the Investment Banking business, prior to being appointed Managing Director of the corporate directorate. Until assuming his current role, Mr. Gijsens headed the Corporate Banking Directorate.

Julia Kiraly

Ms. Julia Kiraly is Director of KBC Groupe SA effective November 18, 2013. She is a graduate of the Budapest University of Economics (1980), where she went on to gain a Doctorate (1984), and also holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Economics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Ms. Kiraly started her career as a research economist at the Central Statistical Office (1980-1982), before taking up a similar post at the National Planning Office (1982-1989). In 1989, she became CEO and Dean (Banking strategy, Monetary economics, Risk management in financial institutions) of ITCB Consulting & Training (1989-2007). Ms. Kiraly then served as Deputy Governor responsible for Financial Stability at the MNB, the Central Bank of Hungary (2007-2013). She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Hungarian Credit Bank Ltd. (1995-1996), a member of the Advisory Board of the Supervisory Authority (1997-2000) and a member of the Board of Directors of K&H Bank (1999-2000). She was chairperson of the Postbank and Savings Bank Corporation (2002-2003) and has been a Professor of Finance at the Corvinus University of Budapest since 1993. On October 1, 2013, she was appointed Head of Department at the International Business School of Budapest.

Alain Bostoen

Mr. Alain Bostoen serves as Non-Executive Director of Kbc Groupe SA since April 29, 2010. Between 1997 and 2002, Mr. Bostoen served as Non-Executive Director of Krefima NV. Between 2003 and 2010, he served as Member of the Management of KBC Lease Holding. He currently serves as Director of Algimo NV and as Managing Director at Christeyns NV. He holds Master's Degree in Law (1993, Universiteit Gent) and MBA degree (1994, Vlerick Management School).

Marc De Ceuster

Mr. Marc De Ceuster serves as Non-Executive Director of Kbc Groupe SA, since April 29, 2010. He is Member of Company's Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee. He further serves as Professor of Finance at Universiteit Antwerpen and as Programme Director of the UAMS Master of Real Estate, the UAMS Master of Personal Financial Planning and the UAMS Master of Finance. In addition he serves as Managing Director of Fintrac BVBA Financial Training & Consulting. He holds Ph.D. degree in Applied Economic Sciences from University of Antwerp (1992) and Master in Law degree from University of Antwerp (UFSIA-UIA, 1987).

Tom Dechaene

Dr. Tom Dechaene serves as Non-Executive Director of Kbc Groupe SA since October 1, 2011. He is Member of the Company's Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Currently he serves as Independent Member of the Boards of Directors of Agenus Inc. and of Transics NV, as well as and as Non-Executive Member of the Boards of Directors of Bourn Hall International Ltd., of Telindus Stichting, and of SurfCast Inc. Dr. Dechaene previously served as Independent/Non-Executive Member of the Boards of Directors of Telindus NV and of Color Kinetics. He holds a Master in Law - Central Exam Commission (Belgium), a Master in Applied Economics - Antwerp University (Belgium) and an MBA - Insead, Fontainebleau (France).

Franky Depickere

Mr. Franky C. Depickere serves as Non-Executive Director at Kbc Groupe SA since 2006. He serves as Member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee, and as Chairman of te Audit, Compliance and Risk Committees of KBC Groep NV. He has a degree in Commercial and Financial Sciences from Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius Antwerp (UFSIA) and Master's degree in Financial Management of companies from Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool (VLEKHO). After working for a short period at Gemeentekrediet, he joined CERA Bank in 1982 where he held a variety of Management posts for seventeen years. In 1999, he was appointed Managing Director and President of the Executive Committee of F. Van Lanschot Bankiers Belgie and Concerndirecteur of F. Van Lanschot Bankiers Nederland, where he also became Member of the Strategic Committee in 2005. On September 15, 2006, he succeeded Mr. Rik Donckels at Cera and Almancora. Mr. Depickere currently serves as Managing Director of Cera Beheersmaatschappij NV and KBC Ancora Beheersmaatschappij NV and Chairman of the Day-to-Day Management Committee of Cera CVBA. He is Member of the KBC Group Nomination and Remuneration Committees and Director of CBC Banque and Absolut Bank (Russia), Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Miko NV and Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Euro Pool System International B.V. (the Netherlands), as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Flanders Business School and of the International Raiffeisen Union (I.R.U.).

Luc Discry

Mr. Luc Discry serves as Non-Executive Director at Kbc Groupe SA since September 23, 2010. Mr. Discry started his career at Ernst & Young in 1975. He then became partner at Hendrickx, Van Woensel & Co. In 1997 he became a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He currently serves as member of Cera's Day-to-Day Management Committee and Managing Director of Cera Societe de gestion and Almancora Societe de gestion. Mr. Discry holds a degree in Commerce and Business Economics at the RUCA University Institute in Antwerp.

Frank Donck

Mr. Frank Donck serves as Non-Executive Director of Kbc Groupe SA since 2003. He holds a degree in Law from Universiteit Gent and a Master of Finance from Vlerick Management School, Gent (Belgium). He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telenet Group Holding NV and Atenor Group NV, and as Managing Director of 3D NV and Ibervest NV. He is Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee at the Company.

Lode Morlion

Mr. Lode Morlion serves as Non-Executive Director of Kbc Groupe SA since April 24, 2008. He serves as Mayor of Lo-Reninge and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cera Beheersmaatschappij NV. He holds a degree in Physiotherapy from University of Ghent.

Theodoros Roussis

Mr. Theodoros Roussis has been Non-Executive Director at Kbc Groupe SA since 1997. He was Member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee of KBC Groep NV. He holds a degree in Biology from University of Athens and a Masters degree in Food Biochemistry from Universidad de Sevilla. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ravago Plastics NV. Previously he served as Director of Almanij (1994-1997).

Alain Tytgadt

Mr. Alain Tytgadt serves as Non-Executive Director of Kbc Groupe SA. He holds degrees in Art History and Archaeology from Universiteit Gent and an MBA from Indiana University, Bloomington (United States of America). He currently serves as Chairman of Sinfonia Investments NV, Chairman and Managing Director of Metalunion CVBA. He was appointed as Director (1986) and Member of the Management Committee (1994) of Almanij.

Ghislaine Van Kerckhove

Ms. Ghislaine Van Kerckhove serves as Non-Executive Director of Kbc Groupe SA since April 24, 2008. She served as Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Cera Beheersmaatschappij NV, and Member of the Board of Directors of Almancora Beheersmaatschappij NV. She holds a degree in Law from University of Ghent.

Piet Vanthemsche

Dr. Piet Vanthemsche serves as Non-Executive Director of Kbc Groupe SA since April 29, 2010. Between 1986 and 2000, Dr. Vanthemsche worked for the Veterinary Services of the Belgian Ministry of Agriculture, filling senior management positions - from 1992 on - in that Ministry and in the Cabinet of the Minister of Agriculture. Between 2000 and 2002, he ran his own consultancy firm, before taking up various management posts for the Federal Government (2002-2007), including Managing Director of the Belgian Food Agency and Managing Director of the Belgian Medicines Agency. In 2007, he became Vice-Chairman of the Boerenbond (Belgian Farmers' Union) and, in 2008, its Chairman and Chairman of MRBB.

Marc Wittemans

Mr. Marc Wittemans serves as Non-Executive Director at Kbc Groupe SA since 1998. He holds degrees in Applied Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Fiscal Sciences from the Fiscale Hogeschool, Brussels (Belgium) and in Actuarial Sciences from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He currently serves as CEO of MRBB CVBA. He also holds Directorship at KBC Bank.

Vladimira Papirnik

Ms. Vladimira Papirnik serves as Independent Director of Kbc Groupe SA. She started her career at the Hopkins & Sutter law firm in Chicago, practicing as a finance lawyer (1982-1989) before going on to become a partner in the firm (1989-1995). She then joined the Chicago law firm of Squire Sanders as a partner and then became managing partner of the Prague office (1996 to 2011). Since 2011, she has been working for Squire Sanders in both Prague and Chicago. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic and was Member of its Executive Committee (1999-2008). She was a Member of the Board of Trustees of the International School of Prague and head of its corporate governance committee for four years. She was also Member of the Board of Trustees of the CMC School of Business for three years. She holds Juris Doctor Degree from Northwestern University (1982), combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in German and German Literature from Northwestern University (1978). She is Member of the Company's Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Jozef Cornu

Mr. Jozef (Jo) Cornu serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Kbc Groupe SA. He currently serves as Director of a number of companies. Mr. Cornu holds a degree in Electronic and Mechanical Engineering from University of Louvain (Belgium) and a Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics from Carleton University (Canada). He is Chairman of the Company's Remuneration Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee.
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