Jean-Louis de Cartier de Marchienne ventured into various projects as an independent business owner between 1984 and 1991. He was the founder of several Belgium-based agricultural enterprises, with subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Hungary. In 1992, he joined the Board of Directors of printing and publishing company Brepols, based in Turnhout, Belgium. A few years later, in 1995, he was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors of Brepols Group and all its subsidiaries. 1993 marked the arrival of Jean-Louis at Etex, when he joined the building materials group’s Board of Directors. In the years that followed, Jean-Louis joined the Board of several Etex companies. In 1998, he became Managing Director of Cartamundi, a Turnhout-based world-leader in the production of playing cards. Today, Jean-Louis is chairman of Brepols Group and its subsidiaries, Cartamundi, and Etex. He is a director for Promat International and FBNet, the Belgian branch of the international Family Business Network (FBN).
Mr. de Cartier joined the Sibelco Board in 2020 and exercises his current mandate as a permanent representative of ASSaPP