The Board of Directors of Degroof Petercam has decided to appoint Gilles Samyn as its new chairman. He will succeed Ludwig Criel whose mandate expires in 2021. 

After almost ten years on the Board of Directors, four of which as chairman of Petercam and two as chairman of Degroof Petercam, Ludwig Criel has expressed his intention to pass on the torch. Over the past years, he brought all his expertise and wisdom to develop Degroof Petercam into a group with an ever stronger structure and organization. We would like to thank him for this.

In the same perspective, the Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Gilles Samyn in this function. His extensive professional experience and impressive track record will be a great asset.

Gilles Samyn is an accomplished business leader and experienced board member. He holds a Commercial Engineering degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) – Solvay Business School, where he also held academic and scientific roles from 1969 to 2016. He joined Groupe Bruxelles Lambert in 1974 where he successively held several financial positions until 1982.

In 1983, after one year of independent entrepreneurship, he joined Groupe Frère Bourgeois and Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille where he was active as Managing Director until May 2019. He currently holds several non-executive board mandates.


Communicated by Degroof Petercam

Publié le 22 janvier 2021