BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman of the Board
Business Engineer from the KUL, Belgium, and followed INSEAD program, France. Chairman or Board member of several profit and nonprofit organizations in Belgium, including Abo Group, a listed company on Euronext. Jan is currently CFO of Vandemoortele, a leading European food group after having been, among other positions, CFO of Elia Group, a European electricity transmission operator, and Domo Group, a Belgian textile manufacturing group, an integrated company producing chemicals and carpets.
Master of Agronomy from the KUL, Belgium. Helena has been Group Managing Director of Deroose Plants, after an extensive experience as Director of Operations, Deputy Managing Director of SIAT and Managing Director of FIMAVE. Helena has sound experience from Ghana in plantations and with smallholder farmers.
Founder of Deroose Plants nv. Reginald Deroose has led Deroose Plants until 2013. Extremely positive and solution minded, Reginald currently continues to inspire the company as Strategy & Development Director on a daily basis. Reginald has an extensive network of breeders and customers in the ornamental world
PR. DIRK INZE
Doctor of Biology and Doctor of Philosophy, Pr. Dirk Inze is Science Director at the VIB, Belgium, and Professor of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology. Dirk has also been Research Director at INRA, the French National Institute of Agriculture Research. Dirk is monitoring the company Research Program, while advising on building up the research team.
Business Engineer from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, Philippe is co-CEO of BMI-SBI, a limited company, with 63% of its capital held by the Belgian Government and 37% held by banking institutions and other private companies, providing capital and know-how for international investments made by Belgian private sector companies. As Deroose Plants is an international company, Philippe is providing sound support in its cross-border development. Philippe is also Independent Director at Deroose Plants Inc., USA
INGRID VAN DE WIELE
Master in Business Management, VUB, and a master in Slavonic Philology, UGent. Ingrid is CFO of SIAT nv. for more than 10 years. Ingrid has previously held senior positions for Imperbel, an international bituminous Belgian company. Ingrid has extensive experience with companies operating in the tropical belt and their operational and financial concerns. As non-executive director in the board, she is advising and ensuring that the company complies with the Group SIAT corporate affairs and reporting structure.