Executive Management

Gilles Samyn

Chairman of CNP
Managing Director of FRÈRE-BOURGEOIS
  • Born on 2 January 1950, holds dual Belgian and French nationality
  • Graduated in Commercial Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles) where he has held scientific and academic functions since 1970
  • Started his career with the MOUVEMENT COOPÉRATIF BELGE in 1972 before joining the GROUPE BRUXELLES LAMBERT in 1974. After 1 year as an entrepreneur, he joined GROUPE FRÈRE-BOURGEOIS in 1983
  • Chairman, Director and/or member of various committees in a number of companies in which the Group holds direct or indirect shareholdings: PARGESA HOLDING, GROUPE BRUXELLES LAMBERT, PERNOD RICARD, AOT ENERGY (AOT Holding), GROUPE FLO, GRUPPO BANCA LEONARDO, M6, etc
  • Director of Acide Carbonique Pur and Grand Hopital de Charleroi

Victor DELLOYE

General Counsel and Director of CNP
General Counsel and Director of FRÈRE-BOURGEOIS
  • Born on 27 September 1953, Belgian
  • Graduated in Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Holds a Masters in Fiscal Sciences (ESSF- Brussels). Since 1990, he has been a guest lecturer for the Masters in Fiscal Management at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Started his career with COOPERS & LYBRAND in 1980. He joined GROUPE FRÈRE-BOURGEOIS in 1987
  • Director of PARGESA HOLDING, GROUPE BRUXELLES LAMBERT, and other companies within the Group. He is also Vice President of the Association Belge des Sociétés Cotées.

Xavier LE CLEF

Managing Director of CNP
Chief Financial Officer of FRÈRE-BOURGEOIS
  • Born on 4 August 1976, Belgian
  • Graduated in Business Economics from Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management. Holds an MBA from the Vlerick Business School
  • Started his career with the consultancy firm ARTHUR D. LITTLE and joined CNP in 2006. He has been a Director of CNP since 2012 and Managing Director since February 2015
  • Chairman, Director and/or member of various committees in a number of companies in which the Group holds direct or indirect shareholdings: IMERYS, INTERNATIONAL DUTY FREE, GROUPE FLO, AOT ENERGY (AOT Holding), DISTRIPLUS and other companies within the Group

Team

Cedric FRÈRE

Investment manager and Director of CNP
Director of FRÈRE-BOURGEOIS
  • Born on 13 April 1984, holds dual Belgian and French nationality
  • Graduated in Business and Economics from Vesalius College, VUB
  • Started his career with Goldman Sachs Paris (2007), Royal Bank of Scotland (2007-2008) and Banque Degroof SA (2008-2010). Joined CNP in 2010
  • Director of PARGESA HOLDING, CHEVAL BLANC FINANCE, CHEVAL DES ANDES and other companies within the Group

David CAUDRON

Chief Financial Officer
Head of market operations
  • Born on 2 August 1984, Belgian
  • Graduated in Commercial Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Started his career with the consultancy firm BAIN&COMPANY and joined CNP in 2012
  • Director of INTERNATIONAL DUTY FREE and other companies within the Group

Benoit ROBERTZ

Investment Manager
  • Born on 24 February 1980, Belgian
  • Graduated in Commercial Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Started his career with General Electric’s Corporate Finance then Corporate Development teams (in Europe and US), and joined Citigroup’s Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions in London in 2011
  • Joined CNP in 2014

Jean-Charles d’ASPREMONT LYNDEN

Legal and Tax advisor
  • Born on 5 May 1957, Belgian
  • Graduated in Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Holds a degree in Economic Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a diploma from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales (ICHEC)
  • Started his career with COOPERS & LYBRAND (1984-91) as a tax specialist. He joined CNP in 1991 as a legal and tax advisor

Gauthier PARISIS

Senior Legal Advisor
  • Born on December 2, 1980, Belgian
  • Graduated in law from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Holds a master in tax law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a LL.M. degree (Master of laws) from Harvard Law School
  • Started his career as a lawyer with Eubelius (2004-2008) and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (2009-2015). He joined CNP in 2015

Alexandre HOLVOET

Legal and Tax advisor (juriste d’entreprise)
  • Born on 10 September 1980, holds dual Belgian and French nationality
  • Graduated in Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Holds a postgraduate diploma in Management (Solvay Business School) and a Master in Tax Management at Solvay Business School (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Started his career as a lawyer then as a legal and tax advisor in a family office. He joined CNP in 2010

Pascal CLAUSE

Head of Accounting and Consolidation, General Services
  • Born on 15 March 1971, Belgian
  • Graduated in Electromechanical Engineering and in Accounting from the I.E.S.E.T. Chartered Accountant and Tax Adviser (IEC) and holder of a Masters diploma in the Practice of Chartered Accountancy and Company Auditing (OECCBB – Brussels).
  • Started his career in 1993 with CNP

Etienne COUGNON

Accounting, Stock and Financial Markets, General Services
  • Born on 1 February 1965, Belgian
  • Graduated in Accounting from the I.E.S.E.T.
  • Started his career in 1987 with CNP

Daniel STIENON

ICT, Facility Management, General Services
  • Born on 27 October 1972, Belgian
  • Graduated in Business and Finance in Management Information System from ICHEC Business School (Brussels). Holds a DES from ULB (postgraduate diploma) in Telematics and Organization
  • Started his career as a self-employed IT professional. He joined CNP in 2010

Luxembourg

Marie-Claire CASTELLUCCI

Valérie PRIEUR

Netherlands

Ernst COOIMAN