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N.V. Bekaert S.A.
Naamloze vennootschap / Société anonyme
Traded as EuronextBEKB
Industry Manufacturing, chemicals
Founded Zwevegem, Belgium (1880 (1880))
Headquarters Kortrijk, Belgium, Belgium
Key people
Products Advanced materials, coatings, engineered wire products
  • Dramix
  • Motto
  • Gaucho
Revenue €4.4 billion (2016)[1]
Number of employees
Almost 30,000 (end 2016)[1]

Bekaert is a business that deals in steel wire transformation and coatings. N.V. Bekaert S.A. (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing almost 30,000 people worldwide. Operating in 120 countries, Bekaert generated combined sales of € 4.4 billion in 2016.



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.[2] The Board of Directors delegates its management and operational authority to the Bekaert Group Executive. The main task of the Board is to determine the company’s general policy and supervise its activities.

The Board of Directors has 15 members :

  1. Bert De Graeve (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  2. Matthew Taylor (Chief Executive Officer)
  3. Celia Frances Baxter
  4. Alan Begg 
  5. Leon Bekaert 
  6. Gregory Dalle
  7. Charles de Liedekerke 
  8. Christophe Jacobs van Merlen  
  9. Hubert Jacobs van Merlen 
  10. Maxime Jadot 
  11. Pamela Knapp  
  12. Martina Merz  
  13. Emilie van de Walle de Ghelcke
  14. Henri Jean Velge  
  15. Mei Ye


  1. ^ a b "Annual results 2016". Bekaert. 
  2. ^ "Board". Bekaert. 

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