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Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings.

N.V. Bekaert S.A.
Type Naamloze vennootschap / Société anonyme
Traded as EuronextBEKB
Industry Manufacturing, chemicals
Founded Zwevegem, Belgium (1880 (1880))
Headquarters Kortrijk, Belgium
Key people
Products Advanced materials, coatings, engineered wire products
Revenue €4.4 billion (2012)[1]
Employees 27,200 (end 2012)[1]

N.V. Bekaert S.A. is an industrial company, which is one of the BEL20 (benchmark 20) companies in the index for the Euronext Brussels stock exchange.



The Board of Directors is the company's supreme decision-making body in all matters other than those in respect of which decision-making powers are reserved to the General Meeting of Shareholders by law or the articles of association. The Board of Directors delegates its management and operational authority to the Bekaert Group Executive. The main task of the Board of Directors, under the leadership of the Chairman, is to determine the company's general policy and supervise its activities.

The Board of Directors has 14 members :

  1. Baron Buysse CMG CBE (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  2. Bert De Graeve (Chief Executive Officer)
  3. Dr Alan Begg
  4. Baron Bekaert
  5. Roger Dalle
  6. Count Charles de Liedekerke
  7. François de Visscher
  8. Sir Anthony Galsworthy KCMG
  9. Hubert Jacobs van Merlen
  10. Maxime Jadot
  11. Lady Barbara Thomas Judge CBE
  12. Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke
  13. Baudouin Velge
  14. Manfred Wennemer

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  1. ^ a b "Annual Report 2012". Bekaert. 

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