Board of Directors

  • Baron Berghmans


    Jean-Pierre Berghmans joined Lhoist in 1974.  He was appointed as General Manager and Board Member in 1979, Chairman of the Executive Board in 1985 and Chairman of the Group in 2011. He is a member of the 4th generation of the shareholders family.

    Jean-Pierre Berghmans is also member of the board of different organizations involved in education, culture and international relations.

    He holds a degree in economical sciences from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau (France).

The Board of Directors is Lhoist’s governing body. It is chaired by Baron Berghmans and comprises also three other family members as well as five external members who are active in different industries worldwide.

The Chief Executive Officer, Marcos França, is in charge of Lhoist’s daily management with the support of the Group Executive Committee.



Baron Berghmans


Annemiek M. Fentener van Vlissingen
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Directors, SHV Holdings N.V.

Martine Haegelsteen-Lhoist

Charlotte Querton-Lhoist

Pierre Gurdjian
Philanthropy Partner of the RVVZ Foundation
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Université Libre de Bruxelles
Teacher in CEO Leadership at the Solvay Business School of the Université Libre de Bruxelles
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of UCB

Vincent Berghmans

Jean-Marc Etlin
Head of Latin America, CVC Capital Partners

Michel Tilmant
Managing Director of Strafin sprl
Director of Guardian Holdings Ltd
Member of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas and of various other companies

Marcos França



Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Baron Berghmans, Chairman
Jean-Marc Etlin

Audit Committee
Baron Berghmans, Chairman
Michel Tilmant