Gérald Frère

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Gérald Frère
Born (1951-05-17) 17 May 1951 (age 67)
Charleroi, Belgium
Residence Gerpinnes, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Occupation businessman
Salary SFr 2,258,197[1]
Title chairman of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert
Term January 2012-
Children 2 sons
Parent(s) Albert Frère
Nelly Poplimont

Gérald Frère (born 17 May 1951) is a Belgian businessman, the chairman of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert since January 2012, and its former CEO.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gérald Frère was born in Charleroi, Belgium on 17 May 1951.[2]

He is the eldest son of Albert Frère and his first wife, Nelly Poplimont, and they had a son, Gerald.[3]


Frère is the chairman of Loverval Finance, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, Stichting Administratie Kantoor Bierlaire, Domaines Frère-Bougeois, and the vice chairman of Pargesa Holding.[2]

Frère is the managing director of Financière de la Sambre, Frère-Bourgeois, and Pargesa Holding.[2]

He is a director of Power Financial, ERBE, Fonds Charles-Albert Frère, Haras de la Bierlaire, and Stichting Administratie Kantoor Frère-Bourgeois.[2]

In April 2018, he was accused of nepotism for appointing his son Cédric as regent in the National Bank of Belgium.[4][5]

Private life[edit]

Frère has two sons, Cédric and William.[6][7]

He lives at Gerpinnes.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Executive Profile: Gérald Frère". Bloomberg. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Gérald Frère". nbb.be. 17 May 1951. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Ses deux amours: l'argent et le vin - La DH". Dhnet.be. 30 July 2005. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  4. ^ Kleinzoon Albert Frère doet intrede bij Nationale Bank, De Tijd 2018 (Dutch). Translation: "Albert Frère's grandson makes his entrance into the National Bank".
  5. ^ De benoeming van Cédric Frère tot regent ondergraaft het sérieux van de Nationale Bank, Knack 2018. Translation: "The appointment of Cédric Frère to regent undermines the credibility of the National Bank".
  6. ^ Categorized as (17 May 1951). "Albert Frere Family - Celebrity Family". Celebfamily.com. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  7. ^ ""Pippa ging jagen met kleinzonen van Albert Frère"" (in Dutch). HLN.be. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Dans la famille Frère, le fils, Gérald - People - Trends-Tendances.be". Trends.levif.be. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2017.