The Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors in achieving its mission of control in the broadest sense, including financial reporting, internal controls and risk management, internal audit process and assistance in the external audit process.
Mark Pensaert, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Director of companies (independent director) – Permanent representative of MRP Consulting BVBA
Klaus Röhrig, Director of companies
Helen Routh, Permanent representative of H F ROUTH Consulting (independent director)
Mark Pensaert (°1964 – Belgian) holds a Master of Law from the State University of Ghent (Belgium) and later obtained a Master of Law – Specialisation in corporate and securities law from the Cambridge University St. Catharine’s College. He started his career in 1988 in London with Lazard Brothers & Co, one of the leading independent global investment banks with principal offices in New York, Paris and London. Between 1992 and 1996 he was finance director of Interbuild NV and Rombouts NV. In 1996 he became CFO of Carestel NV (currently part of the Autogrill Group). Between 2001 and 2004 he returned to the international M&A business by rejoining Lazard Frères in Paris to help establish and set up the M&A platform for Lazard in the BeNeLux and in 2004 he became a Partner and started the Amsterdam office covering the BeNeLux. In 2008 he joined, as CEO, Leonardo & Co, a spin-off of Lazard, to build out their network in Continental Europe and as from September 2015 he was appointed Chairman of the investment banking division of Alantra Partners, a global investment banking and asset management group quoted on the Madrid Stock Exchange.
Klaus Röhrig (°1977 – Austrian) holds a Master of Economics and Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. In 2000, Klaus Röhrig started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in London, focusing on corporate finance and M&A for technology companies. In 2006, he joined Elliott Associates where he was responsible for the funds’ investments in the German speaking countries as well as selected debt, equity and sovereign investments. In 2015, Klaus Röhrig founded Active Ownership Capital SARL (AOC). He serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of listed Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG and Non-Executive Chairman of listed exceet Group SE. Throughout his career, he focused on identifying investment opportunities, structuring of investments and process-driven value creation.
Helen Routh (°1962 – British/American) is a global healthcare executive with a record of solving complex problems at the intersection of innovation and business. She has a PhD in Physics, specializing in medical ultrasound from University College Cardiff (UK). Until 2017 she held diverse business and functional roles in healthcare at Philips, working across products, software and services. She was the General Manager of Philips Research in North America and General Manager of the Philips’ global Clinical Informatics businesses. As Senior VP of Strategy and Innovation she lead the development of Innovation Strategy across Royal Philips and was head of the Integrated Solutions team. Helen Routh currently serves as the chairman of the board of Ultromics, an outcomes based AI company spun out of the University of Oxford and also works as a strategy advisor for a UK health innovation partnership, linking industry with hospitals, universities and research. She is an invited keynote speaker and panelist on both technical and business topics, and currently serves on the International Scientific Committee of ESPCI in Paris.