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Lodewijk Petrus Alfons, baron Campo
Born (1926-12-25)December 25, 1926
Died July 29, 2009(2009-07-29) (aged 82)
Nationality Belgian
Employer C&A

Lodewijk Petrus Alfons, baron Campo, (25 December 1926 – 29 July 2009) was a Flemish Belgian business executive.

He had a degree in commercial and consular relations. He was also a corporate director.

He was married to Rosette Hesbain. They had five children and 10 grandchildren.


He became the chief executive officer of the C&A chain of fashion stores in Belgium in 1951. He was a defender of the Flemish cause in Brussels and was a co-founder and president of the De Warande club.

Campo was also involved in the rescue of the De Standaard newspaper after its bankruptcy and the creation of the Vlaamse Uitgeversmaatschappij (VUM) media group in 1976 through his holding company LORO.

He was a director of Vlaams Economisch Verbond and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (from 1984 to 2000) and of the Catholic University of Brussels; a director of the Festival van Vlaanderen afdeling Brussel-Leuevn, and a member of the Hoge Raad of University Faculties Saint Ignatius Antwerp.