Board of Directors

09. 07. 2015


Marek Šebesťák 

Non-Executive (Independent) Director


Jan Van Geet s.r.o., represented by Jan Van Geet 

Executive and Reference Shareholder 


VM INVEST NV, represented by Bart Van Malderen 

Non-Executive and Reference Shareholder 


Alexander Saverys

Non-Executive (Independent) Director


RIJO ADVIES BVBA, represented by Jos Thys

Non-Executive (Independent) Director


Marek Šebesťák 

Mr Šebesťák is founder and former Chairman of BBDO-Czech Republic, one of the leading international advertising and communication agencies. 

Jan Van Geet 

Jan Van Geet is the founder of VGP. He has overall daily as well as strategic management responsibilities of the Group. He started in the Czech Republic in 1993 and was manager of Ontex in Turnov, a producer of hygienic disposables. Until 2005, he was also managing director of WDP Czech Republic. WDP is a Belgian real estate investment trust.

Bart Van Malderen

Mr Bart Van Malderen founded Drylock Technologies in 2012. Drylock Technologies is a new hygienic disposable products manufacturer which introduced the revolutionary flufless diaper in 2013. Prior to this Bart Van Malderen held different management positions at Ontex, a leading European manufacturer of hygienic disposable products where he became CEO in 1996 and Chairman of the Board in 2003, a mandate which he occupied until mid- July 2007.

Alexander Saverys

Mr Alexander Saverys holds a master of laws (University of Leuven and Madrid) and holds an MBA of the Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin. In 2004 he founded Delphis NV a company offering multimodal transport solutions throughout Europe. He became a director of CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge SA) in 2006 and was appointed CEO in September 2014.

Jos Thys

Mr Jos Thys holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Antwerp (UFSIA). He is counsel to family owned businesses where he advises on strategic and structuring issues. He also acts as a counsel for the implementation of Corporate Governance at corporate and non-profit organisations. Jos previously had a long career in corporate and investing banking with Paribas, Artesia and Dexia.