Ludwig Criel, one of Degroof Petercam’s current independent directors, will succeed Alain Philippson as chairman as of 1 January 2018. Alain Philippson remains member of the board of directors. 

Two changes will take place in 2018 at the executive committee to reflect the transversal and international character of the activities of the group. 

In order to maximally leverage the group’s commercial multi-business and multi-country model, Gautier Bataille (member of the executive committee) will be appointed Group Head of Business Development. In this role, he will deploy his expertise and network in order to reinforce the synergies between the group’s businesses and international entities. 

François Worher, currently Head of Degroof Petercam in France, joins the executive committee as Group Head of Investment Banking. He will be in charge of integrating all investment banking components and resources (Corporate Finance and Financial Markets) in order to unlock their full potential at an international level.

Philippe Masset, CEO of Degroof Petercam: “On behalf of the board, our management and staff, I thank Alain for his visionary insights and entrepreneurship. They contributed to the sustainable growth of our group in the last 45 years. He can be sure that we will give shape to his inheritance. The appointments of Gautier Bataille and François Worher are inspired by our ambition to strengthen the potential of our business model, the synergies of our métiers and our international activities at management level.”


Press release by Degroof Petercam

Publié le 20 décembre 2017