André Leysen (11 June 1927 – 11 July 2015) was a Belgian businessman. In 1951, he married Anne Ahlers, daughter of a shipping family from Bremen, Germany. Together they have four children: Bettina, Christian, Thomas, and Sabina.
Christian Leysen is a Belgian businessman, and Chairman of the International Advisory board of Antwerp Management School, who developed several Belgian ventures to large international companies.
Thomas Leysen is a Belgian entrepreneur who graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with a degree in law.
From 1952 until 1976 he worked for the shipping company Ahlers N.V., Antwerp (family estate). Since 1974 he is a member of the supervisory board of the Agfa-Gevaert group, (Belgium). From 1978 until 1984 he was a member and chairman of the executive committee of the Agfa Gevaert group, and since 1984 he is chairman of the supervisory board.
Antwerp is a city in Belgium, and is the capital of Antwerp province in Flanders. With a population of 520,504, it is the most populous city proper in Belgium, and with 1,200,000 the second largest metropolitan region after Brussels.
Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (Agfa) is a Belgian-German multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and distributes analogue and digital imaging products and systems, as well as IT solutions. The company has three divisions. Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress and industrial inkjet systems to the printing and graphics industries. Agfa HealthCare supplies hospitals and other care organisations with imaging products and systems, as well as information systems. Agfa Specialty Products supplies products to various industrial markets. It is part of the Agfa Materials organization. In addition to the Agfa Specialty Products activities, Agfa Materials also supplies film and related products to Agfa Graphics and Agfa HealthCare.
A supervisory board or supervisory committee, often called board of directors, is a group of individuals chosen by the stockholders of a company to promote their interests through the governance of the company and to hire and supervise the executive directors and CEO.
In 1976, he was one of the co-founders of the VUM, which took over the newspapers of the Standaard group after its bankruptcy.He led the VUM until 1978, when his son Thomas took over. From 1990 until 1994 he was a member of the presidency in the board of directors of the Treuhandanstalt in Germany.
De Standaard is a Flemish daily newspaper published in Belgium by Mediahuis. It was traditionally a Christian-Democratic paper, associated with the Christian-Democratic and Flemish Party, and in opposition to the Socialist Flemish daily De Morgen. In recent years De Standaard has renounced its original ideological ties.
The Treuhandanstalt, colloquially referred to as Treuhand, was an agency established by the government of the German Democratic Republic to reprivatize / privatize East German enterprises, Volkseigene Betriebe (VEBs), prior to the German reunification. Created by the Volkskammer on June 17, 1990, it oversaw the restructuring and selling of about 8,500 state-owned companies with over four million employees. At that time it was the world's largest industrial enterprise, controlling everything from steel works to the Babelsberg Studios.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
BMW AG is a German multinational company which currently produces automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.
Deutsche Bank AG is a German multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.
Koninklijke Philips N.V. is a Dutch multinational technology company headquartered in Amsterdam, one of the largest electronics companies in the world, currently focused in the area of healthcare and lighting. It was founded in Eindhoven in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik, with their first products being light bulbs. It was once one of the largest electronic conglomerates in the world and currently employs around 74,000 people across 100 countries. The company gained its royal honorary title in 1998 and dropped the "Electronics" in its name in 2013.
Deutsche Telekom AG is a German telecommunications company headquartered in Bonn and by revenue the largest telecommunications provider in Europe. Deutsche Telekom was formed in 1996, as the former state-owned monopoly Deutsche Bundespost was privatised. The company operates several subsidiaries worldwide, including the mobile communications brand T-Mobile.
E.ON SE is a European holding company based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It runs one of the world's largest investor-owned electric utility service providers. The name comes from the Greek word aeon which means age. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index, DAX stock index and a member of the Dow Jones Global Titans 50 index.
Schenker AG is a German logistics company and a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company. Within DB Logistics, the logistics branch of Deutsche Bahn, Schenker is responsible for land, sea, and air transport and contract logistics. Rail transport within DB Logistics is done under the DB Schenker Rail brand.
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Dr. Bernd Peter Pischetsrieder is a German automobile engineer and manager.
Hartmut Mehdorn is a German manager and mechanical engineer. Until May 2009 he served as CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Germany's biggest railway company. He served as CEO of Germany's second largest airline Air Berlin until he stepped down in January 2013. In March 2013 he assumed a CEO position at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB), the owner and future operator of Berlin Brandenburg Airport, until March 2015.
Helmut Gunter Wilhelm Panke is a senior German manager and is currently holding board membership in several companies - Microsoft, Bayer AG and Singapore Airlines. During the past recent 30 years, Mr Panke's management career spread over several companies, including e.g. serving as the chairman of the board of management at BMW AG from May 2002 through August 2006.
Ferdinand "Fred" Chaffart was a Belgian businessman.
Jozef Cornu is a Belgian engineer and business executive, and former CEO of the National Railway Company of Belgium.
Julien, Baron De Wilde is a Belgian businessman. He is Chairman of Nyrstar, Chairman of the Prince Albert Foundation, honorary chairman of Agoria and a member of the board of Bekaert, Telenet and Agfa-Gevaert. He was made a Baron by H.M. King Albert II in 2012.
Wolfgang Reitzle is a German business executive.
Christian Reinaudo is a French businessman. Since 1 January 2008, he is President of the Agfa HealthCare business group and a member of the Executive Committee of Agfa-Gevaert.
Frank Appel has been CEO of Deutsche Post since February 18, 2008. His present appointment is through October 2022. He has been Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Post AG since November 1, 2002.
Derrick Philippe Boduin Gosselin (1956) is a Belgian engineer and economist. Chairman of the Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK-CEN, Vice Chairman of the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Belgium (KVAB).
Andreas Renschler is a German engineering manager. He is currently the member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG with responsibility for commercial vehicles. Furthermore he is CEO of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and chairman of the Latin America Committee of German Business.
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Joachim Milberg is a German Professor of Production Engineering and past CEO of Bayerischen Motorenwerke AG (BMW). He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW until July 2015.
Jürgen Fitschen, sometimes rendered Juergen Fitschen in English, is a German banker who served as co-CEO of Deutsche Bank from 2012 to 2016. He served alongside Anshu Jain until 2015 and John Cryan from 2015. He was President of the Association of German Banks from 2013 to 2016.
DDG Hansa, short for Deutsche Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft Hansa was a major German shipping company specialising in heavy freight and scheduled traffic between Europe and the Far East. Founded in Bremen in 1881, the company declared bankruptcy in 1980.
Wulf Freiherr von Schimmelmann is a German manager. He was chairman of the Postbank's executive board from February 1999 to June 2007, and was chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Post AG between January 1, 2009 and April 2018.
René Obermann is Partner and Managing Director at Warburg Pincus International LLC and was previously CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG.
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