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Title:Board of directors
Date of publishing:September 20, 2011
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Board of directors

The Board of Directors sets out the policy lines of Forum ETHIBEL and decides about inclusions and exclusions in/from the Investment Register. The Board of Directors meets 4 to 6 times a year. The following individuals are members of the Board of Directors:

  • Eddy Laurijssen (Chair)

    Eddy Laurijssen was deputy Secretary General at the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and Director of the International Labour Office in Brussels. He currently is lecturer at the International Training Center of the ILO in Turin; Board member of the United Nations Association in Belgium and member of the Administrative Boards of Forum Ethibel, Vigeo and the European Institute for Asian Studies. Since 2008, he is a member of the Register Committee, Forum ETHIBEL’s independent advisory body.

  • Dirk Van Braeckel 

    Dirk van Braeckel holds an degree in environmental science. He started off working as an educator, after which he became researcher in the field of social responsibility at Ethibel, Stock at Stake and Vigeo. Later on he worked as Head of Research at Vigeo. Since 2009, he has been chief financial and administrative officer at the International Centre for Reproductive Health of the University of Ghent.

  • Harry Harding

    Harry Harding holds an industrial engineering degree. For many years he worked for a supplier for the automotive industry, fa Bosch, which is a non-listed multinational with high ethical standards. From 2004 to 2009 he was  President of Forum ETHIBEL. Harry is currently retired.

  • Guy Mattan

    Guy graduated as business economist (Antwerp University) with a focus on corporate finance/business finance. During his career Guy spent most of his time in the financial sector. He was mainly active as a private banker at two leading Benelux banks. In these functions his attention never averted from entrepreneurship and sustainable investment. Today Guys professional focus lies on his work at a multy-family office, his advice to a local banking and insurance team and his involvement in various boards of directors and advisory boards.  

  • Herwig Peeters

    Herwig Peeters holds a master’s degree in inorganic/analytical chemistry and complementary certificates in environmental management, social accountability and sustainability reporting. He was founder as well as director of Stock at Stake, the precursor of Vigeo Belgium. Herwig has worked for Forum ETHIBEL since its start in 1992. In addition, he is president of ARISE, a global trade association of screening agencies in the field of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. 

  • Matilde Defraeije

    Matilde Defraeije holds a degree in business engineering. She started her career as an internal auditor at Ernst & Young where she assisted organizations in their risk management. However, she missed added social value in her job and therefore started working at Forum Ethibel. Her duties included the management of the Ethibel registers, screening of portfolios and compliance audits for social certificates. In that same period, Matilde was also program officer at AI CSRR. In 2012 Matilde got the chance to join Fairtrade, the international fair trade label with the mission to strengthen farmers in developing countries.

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