Mr. De Graeve holds Master degrees in Law and Tax Management. After starting his career in audit with Arthur Andersen, Mr. De Graeve moved into industry where he held various key positions in Belgian flagship companies, in Belgium and abroad: CEO with Shanghai Bell, CEO of the Flemish broadcasting company VRT and CEO and Chairman of Bekaert NV. Mr. De Graeve was elected as a Member of the Board at Sibelco in 2015, assuming the chairmanship in 2016. Mr. De Graeve is also director of UCB NV and independent Director of Bank Nagelmackers.
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