Board of Directors


As Group Maes is a family owned business, we  have opted for the principles of corporate governance to emphasize on professionalism and transparency. This is reflected in the composition of our Board of Directors, where family directors and shareholders are assisted by experienced independent directors. 

  • Louis Verbeke

    Louis Verbeke

    Chairman - Independent director

    Date of birth: 1947
    Work address: Vlerick Business School, Reep 1, 9000 Ghent

    Other positions:

    • Member of the Brussels Bar.
    • Chairman and professor of Vlerick Business School
    • Chairman and director of various cultural and other institutions
    • Chairman or director of various public and private companies (Ter Beke, Sioen, Egemin and Crop’s).

  • Sophie Maes

    Sophie Maes

    CEO - Family director

    Date of birth: 1957
    Work address: Toemaattragel 1, 9000 Ghent

    Other positions:

    • Independent director of Aedifica
    • Independent director of Montea Management NV.
    • Member of the Supervisory Committee  of BNP Paribas Fortis
    • Director of BVS – UPSI (Professional Association for the Real Estate Sector)Director of Flemish Network of Enterprises (VOKA) – East Flanders Chamber of Commerce
    • Director of Flemish Network of Enterprises (VOKA) – Flemish Employers' Association (VEV)
    • Director of Flemish Council for Urbanism and Housing (VLORO)

  • Roland Maes   † 25/02/2015

    Roland Maes † 25/02/2015

    Honorary chairman and Family director

    Date of birth: 1927
     

    Other positions:

    • Former Honorary chairman of the National Confederation of the construction industry.
    • Former director of:
      • VBO (Federation of Belgian Enterprises)
      • FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation)
      • SECO (Technical Control Bureau for Construction)
      • WTCB (Scientific and Technical Centre for Construction)
      • VOKA – VEV
      • VOKA – East Flanders Chamber of Commerce
      • ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centres)
      • ICF (International Club of Flanders)

  • Antoine Maes

    Antoine Maes

    Family director

    Date of birth: 1955
    Work address: Koningin Fabiolalaan 140, 9000 Ghent

  • Christophe Maes

    Christophe Maes

    Family director

    Date of birth: 1961
    Work address: NV Messiaen - Industrieweg 160 - 9030 Mariakerke

    Other positions:

    • Managing Director of NV Messiaen
    • Chairman of the Flemish Construction Federation (VCB)
    • Vice Chairman of the National Construction Confederation
    • Director of
      • VOKA – VEV
      • Franco-Belgian Chamber of Commerce
      • Construction Confederation of East Flanders
      • Sodiska (Social Accounting Secretariat)
      • Adhesia (Health and Safety at Work)
      • Child benefit fund Group S
      • Vakantiekas Bouw (Construction Industry Holiday Fund)
      • WTCB (Scientific and Technical Centre for Construction)
      • Seco (Technical Control Bureau)
      • Luchthavenbelangen Vlaanderen (Flemish Airports' Association)
    • Joint committee employers/works construction sector

  • Jan De Nys

    Jan De Nys

    Independent director

    Date of birth: 1959
    Work address: Retail Estates, Industrielaan 6, 1740 Ternat

    Other positions:

    • Managing Director of Retail Estates NV
    • Chairman of Private Privak BEMII (part of Flemish construction confederation)
    • Managing Director of Infradis Real Estate Management NV
    • Managing Director of Snowdonia NV

  • Luc Van den Bossche

    Luc Van den Bossche

    Independent director

    Date of birth: 1947
    Work address: Zuiderpoort Office Park, Building C2 3rd Floor
    Gaston Crommenlaan 12
    9050 Ghent

    Other positions:

    • Chairman of Executive Board of Optima Bank NV
    • Chairman of Board of Directors of Land Invest Group
    • Chairman of Board of Directors of Ghent University Association
    • Chairman of Board of Directors of NTGent
    • Member of Board of Directors of Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA)
    • Member of the Board of Vlerick Management School Leuven-Ghent