Karel Boone

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Baron Karel Boone is a Belgian businessman, mainly active in the food industry.


He obtained a master's degree as a Commercial Engineer at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium).


Karel Boone started his career in 1966 as an executive member of the Board of Directors of the Belgian company Lotus Bakeries (Lotus Biscuits at this time). He became the CEO in 1974 when Lotus Biscuits merged with Corona. He became also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company in 1992.

Besides his activities at Lotus, he is a member of the following Boards of Directors : Axa Belgium, Banque Degroof, Bois Sauvage, Vandemoortele (Chairman) and Van Steenberge. He is active in professional organizations : he has been the Chairman of the Federation of Belgian Companies, Chairman of Choprabisco (Biscuits, Chocolate and Confectionery) and member of the Board of the Fevia federation (Food in Belgium). He is a member of the business club Cercle de Lorraine.