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VP and Managing Director Lhoist Western Europe
Axel Ampolini has been appointed Vice President and Managing Director of Lhoist Western Europe in April 2018.
Axel started his career in the US as a plant manager for Zapp Precision Wire. He joined Bekaert in 2003 where he held several managing positions both in North America and South-East Asia before being appointed Senior Vice-President of the Industrial Steel Wire business, managing the global strategic industrial products business platform.
Axel has a Master of mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburg and an executive MBA from the Singapore Management University.
Vice-President and Managing Director - Lhoist Central Europe
Piotr Biskup is the Managing Director for Lhoist Central Europe since 2015. He joined the Group in 2012 as Market & Development Director and Board Member of Lhoist Poland.
Piotr started his career in the construction business by working for Rockwool in the thermal insulation industry. Before joining Lhoist, he has been working as CEO & MD of Consolis Polska in precast concrete sector for 11 years.
Piotr Biskup graduated M.Sc. at Lubuski University, Building Faculty in Zielona Gora. He holds a Marketing degree from University of Economics in Poznan and an MBA from Georgia State University (USA) / Poznan University of Economics.
Vice-President Finance – Lhoist Europe
Walter Dekeyser has been appointed VP Finance Europe in October 2016. He joined Lhoist in 1997 as consolidation manager and moved over time to the position of VP Group Controlling & Reporting.
He started his career in the consulting world at Trust Consult.
Walter Dekeyser holds a Masters in Commercial Engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) complemented with a Bachelor in actuarial studies (UCL) and a Masters in Accountancy at the University of Brussels.
Vice-President & General Counsel Europe
Dirk Donck joined Lhoist in 1990 as Legal Counsel.
He began his career at the Brussels Bar as an attorney, working both in Brussels and in Washington D.C. He subsequently worked with Dow Corning Europe as in-house counsel.
Dirk Donck holds a Degree in Law from the University of Louvain (UCL) and a Degree in European Law from the University of Brussels (ULB).
Vice-President and managing director – Lhoist Germany
Paul Schipper is the Vice President and Managing Director of Lhoist Germany since 2016. He joined the Group in 2008 as Managing Director of Nedmag Industries in the Netherlands, a 50 % subsidiary of Lhoist.
Before joining Nedmag, Paul started his career at Unilever in various technical roles. He continued in the packaging industry with Greif, a leading American industrial packaging company. Later on, Paul worked as Managing Director for a US medical company Biomet, based in Sweden.
Paul holds a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Twente University (The Netherlands).
Vice-President Procurement and Supply Chain - Lhoist Europe
Louis-Florent Sion has been appointed Vice-President Procurement and Supply Chain for Europe in September 2017.
Louis-Florent started his career working as production manager in Lhoist plants in France and Belgium. After holding several technical roles at the Group HQ and at the Lhoist North America HQ, he took over the management of a group of plants in France. Starting in 2013, he undertook and led the Lhoist Continuous Improvement and the Manufacturing Excellence programs.
Louis-Florent Sion holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers (ICAM) and an Electrical Engineering Degree from SUPELEC.
Senior Vice-President Key Accounts – Lhoist Europe
Hans Stribos is SVP Key Accounts since 2004. He joined Lhoist in 1987 as Sales Manager Duwa Kalk en Dolomiet in The Netherlands and became then Manager Duwa Kalk en Dolomiet. In 1996, he moved to Belgium as Sales Director Lhoist Benelux & Scandinavia and was appointed Sales Director of the Western Europe Business Unit in 2000.
Hans started his career in the oil exploration industry in the North Sea and worked as Manager of Core Laboratories in Rijswijk before joining the Group.
Hans Stribos has an MSc degree in Geology from the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands).