Chairman of CNP, Director of Frère-Bourgeois Gilles Samyn Chairman of CNP, Director of Frère-Bourgeois Gilles Samyn is Chairman of CNP and Director of the Frère-Bourgeois group. He began his career at the Mouvement Coopératif Belge in 1972 and joined Groupe Bruxelles Lambert in 1974. In 1982 he founded his consulting firm and joined Frère-Bourgeois in 1983. He suggested and realised the acquisition of CNP in 1988 and led Frère-Bourgeois/CNP from 1986 to early 2018. He has been chairman or director of various shareholdings of the group and is still Board member of Pargesa, GBL, Pernod Ricard, Metropole TV, and chairman of Transcor Group and AOT H. He is also a director of Grand Hôpital de Charleroi and chairman of La Maison des Maths et du Numérique. Gilles Samyn holds a commercial engineering degree from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, where he held academic and scientific roles from 1969 to 2016.