Charles Beauduin (°1959)
has been CEO and owner of Michel Van de Wiele NV since 1993. Van de Wiele is an international technology player and leader in solutions for the textile industry. Mr. Beauduin holds several positions in trade associations and employer organizations. He holds a Master of Law from KU Leuven and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Beauduin has broad professional management experience, including international assignments in Asia and the United States. He is member of the Board of Directors of Barco NV since January 2015.
Jan De Witte (°1964)
is CEO of Barco and member of the Board as of September 2016. He is a global leader who has served in a variety of global operational and business leadership roles over the past 30 years, delivering operational excellence, product development and growth in services, solutions and software businesses for technology companies.
Prior to joining Barco, Mr. De Witte was an officer of General Electric Cy (GE), and CEO of the Software and Solutions business in its Healthcare Division. During his 17-year tenure with GE, he worked in global management roles in manufacturing supply chain, Quality/Lean Six Sigma, services and software solutions and lived in Chicago, Milwaukee and Paris.
Prior to GE, Mr. De Witte held operational management positions in supply chain and manufacturing at Procter & Gamble in Europe. He also served as Senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in airline, process and high-tech industries across Europe. He holds several positions in educational and business incubation organizations and is a member of the Board of Directors of ResMed Inc.
Mr. De Witte holds a Master’s degree in Electromechanical Engineering from KU Leuven (Belgium), and an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA).
Frank Donck (°1965)
has been the managing director of investment holding company 3D NV since 1998, investing in a mix of long-term public equity, private equity and real estate. He also serves as Chairman of Atenor Group NV, as non-executive director of KBC Group NV and as independent director of Elia System Operator NV and Luxempart SA. Frank Donck holds a Master of Law from the University of Ghent and he obtained a Master of Finance from Vlerick Business School. He started his career as investment manager for Investco NV and was a chairman and board member for several listed and privately owned companies. He is also vice-chairman of Vlerick Business School and is a member of Belgium’s Corporate Governance Commission. Mr. Donck is member of the Board of Directors of Barco NV since April 2015.
Ashok K. Jain (°1955)
is member of the Board of Directors of Barco NV since October 2012. He holds a Master of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. During his career, Mr. Jain has founded several technology start-ups and has converted them into successful businesses through strong leadership coupled with insights into emerging opportunities and trends in the global economy. Mr. Jain
was founder and Chairman of the Board of IP Video Systems, which was acquired by Barco in February 2012. He is currently a General Partner at Co=Creation=Capital LLC. Mr. Jain is of Indian origin and has US citizenship.
Hilde Laga (°1956)
holds a PhD in law. She is one of the founding partners of the law firm Laga, which she led as managing partner and head of the corporate M&A practice until 2013. Hilde Laga joined the Board of Directors of Barco NV and NV Greenyard Foods in 2014. In 2015, she joined the Board of Directors of Agfa-Gevaert NV and of Gimv NV. In 2016, she became president of Gimv NV. She is a member of the Belgian Corporate Governance Committee and served as a member of the supervisory board of the FSMA (formerly CBFA) until 2014.
An Steegen (°1971)
is member of the Board of Directors of Barco NV since April 2017. Dr. Steegen holds a Ph.D. in Material Science and Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, KUL, in collaboration with the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center, imec, in Belgium.
She joined IBM Semiconductor R&D in Fishkill, New York, in 2000. As R&D director and executive of IBM’s International Semiconductor Alliance, she was responsible for IBM’s advanced logic semiconductor technology development for the mobile and wireless application market. In 2010, she rejoined imec in Belgium. As Executive Vice President, she was in charge of imec’s Semiconductor Technology & Systems division. Dr. Steegen is a recognized leader in semiconductor R&D and an acclaimed and inspiring thought leader in innovation in the IoT and digitalization era.
In 2018, Dr. An Steegen joined Umicore as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the company’s overall innovation strategy. She is in charge of Umicore’s R&D in the areas of clean mobility materials, recycling and sustainability and she is responsible for Umicore’s new business incubation in adjacent and new opportunity markets. She is also Executive Vice President of the Electro-Optical Materials and Metal Deposition Solutions business units.