People: KBC Groep NV (KBC.BR)
Mr. Thomas Leysen serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of KBC Groep N.V. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He started his career in the maritime business in Hamburg, London and Tokyo. From 1983 till 1988, he managed the Transcor group, which he built into an international oil and coal trading company with activities in Europe, America and Asia. In 1989, he managed the restructuring of the General Trading Cy, a subsidiary of the Societe Generale de Belgique. He joined Umicore in 1993 as member of the Executive Committee, and successively managed several industrial divisions. He became Executive Vice President of the company in 1998. Between 2000 and November 2008 he was Chief Executive Officer of the group. During this mandate, he transformed the former Union Miniere, a non-ferrous company in an international materials-technology group called Umicore. Chairman of Umicore since 2008. As from October 2011, he became Chairman of the KBC Group. He is also Chairman of the Board of Corelio, Belgium’s largest newspaper publishing group; member of the Global Advisory Council of Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan; member of the Trilateral Commission and of the European Round Table of Industrialists; from 2008 until 2011 he was Chairman of the Federation of Belgian Enterprises. In the cultural sphere, he is Chairman of the Rubenianum Fund and Chairman of the Heritage Fund of the Fondation Roi Baudouin. He is Vice President of the “Vrienden van het Rubenshuis”. He holds a Master of Law Degree from the University of Leuven (Belgium).
|Total Annual Compensation, EUR||500,000|
|Restricted Stock Awards, EUR||--|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, EUR||--|
|All Other, EUR||--|
|Fiscal Year Total, EUR||500,000|