Within he Executive Management the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the implementation of the company's policy and strategy laid down by the Board of Directors. Consequently, he is given the most extensive powers regarding the day-to-day management. In order to enable the Board of Directors to exercise its control, the CEO regularly reports about his activities and about the development of the subsidiaries and associated companies. The CEO is assisted by the Executive Committee for the accomplishment of his tasks.
, Permanent representative of CRBA Management BVBA - President and Chief Executive Officer of Agfa-Gevaert
Kris Hoornaert , Chief Financial Officer
Luc Delagaye , President Agfa Materials
Luc Thijs , President Agfa HealthCare
Stefaan Vanhooren , President Agfa Graphics
(°1954 - French) is a graduate from the 'Ecole de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris' and holds a doctorate from the 'University of Paris' (France). He started his career with Alcatel (formerly named 'Compagnie Générale d'Electricité') in 1978 in the Research and Development Centre of Marcoussis (France). During his Alcatel period he managed several multi billion Euro businesses and international sales and services organizations. From 1984 to 1996, he held several positions in the Cable Group of Alcatel (now Nexans), from research and development, to manufacturing, procurement, sales support and services. He took the position of President of the Submarine Networks Division in early 1997. Appointed President of the whole Optics Group in 1999, he enters the Executive Committee of Alcatel early 2000 as Executive Vice-President. In 2003, he was appointed President of Alcatel Asia Pacific and moved to Shanghai (China) where he stayed until 2006. During this period he was also the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alcatel Shanghai Bell, the Chinese joint venture of Alcatel with the Chinese government. In 2006, he came back to Paris to manage the integration and the transition process associated with the merger of Alcatel and Lucent Technologies. He also became Director in the Board of Directors of Draka Comteq (the Netherlands). In 2007, he was appointed President Northern and Eastern Europe of Alcatel-Lucent and he joined the Board of Directors of Alcatel-Lucent (Belgium). Early 2008, he joined Agfa-Gevaert to be President of Agfa HealthCare.
Christian Reinaudo joined the Agfa-Gevaert Board of Directors in 2010. As from May 1, 2010, he is CEO of Agfa-Gevaert.
(°1964 - Belgian) graduated as a commercial engineer from the Catholic University of Leuven and later obtained an MBA degree from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve. He held various managerial positions at SES Europe (now Advanta) before joining Inbev in 2000. At Inbev, Kris Hoornaert was Corporate Controller and subsequently Director Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2003, he was appointed VP Finance/IT Central Europe and in 2004 VP Finance Central & Eastern Europe. Most recently, he was VP Finance Western Europe. He joined Agfa-Gevaert as Group Controller in April 2008. In June 2008, the Agfa-Gevaert Board of Directors appointed Kris Hoornaert as Chief Financial Officer.
(°1960 - Belgian) holds an MSc degree from the University of Ghent (Belgium). He has worked 12 years at Bekaert in several functions, of which more than 7 years in Chile as Manager Operations of Bekaert's joint venture. He joined the Copper unit of Union Minière - now Umicore - at the end of 1996. Since 2004, he has been business unit manager of Umicore's Copper division and Managing Director of Umicore Copper. With the de-merger from Umicore and its introduction on Euronext Brussels, Luc Delagaye has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cumerio from April 28, 2005 till April 24, 2008. He was appointed President of the Agfa Materials business group and became a member of the Executive Committee in May 2008.
Luc Thijs (°1964, Belgian) obtained a Masters degree in commercial and consular sciences (1987), as well as a Masters degree in commercial and financial sciences (1988) at the School of Economics (EHL) in Diepenbeek, Belgium. In 2004 he complemented his education with the Advanced Management Program at Insead in Paris.
After a brief period at Bekaert Textiles, he started his career at Agfa Gevaert's Medical Division in 1990. He took up consecutive general management roles for Agfa HealthCare in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Italy.
As from 2006, he was in charge of Agfa HealthCare's global Imaging Division.
Since 2009, he led Agfa HealthCare's Growth Markets region, comprising Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS countries. In April 2011 he was appointed President of the Agfa HealthCare business group and became a member of the Executive Committee.
(°1964, Belgian) studied applied economics and obtained an MBA from the UFSIA University of Antwerp. He began his career in 1989 with Agfa's Medical Systems Division in Mortsel. After implementing specific mergers & acquisitions programs for the Group in the United States, he returned in 1991 to the head office to join the Non-Destructive Testing Division (NDT) where he held various senior management positions in finance and marketing. In 1999, he became General Manager Sales & Marketing for NDT. In 2002, he was appointed Managing Director for the Asia Pacific Region, based in Hong Kong. He became President of Agfa Graphics in 2004. In February 2005, he was appointed to the Executive Committee.