Strategy & Leadership


Dear reader,

With regard to annual results reporting, this will be our final address in our current roles as the Chairman and the CEO of Bekaert. Leading the company has been a privilege and a mission which we both embraced with respect and dedication.
The fact that 30 000 customers rely on Bekaert has been a source of pride and fidelity. Employing about 27 000 people around the world, a source of inspiration and responsibility. We hold in high regard the support of the shareholders who have maintained their confidence in the company, and we thank them for their continued trust.


Bert De Graeve

Chief Executive Officer
becomes Chairman as of May 2014 
Baron Buysse CMG CBE
 Chairman of the Board of Directors
steps down in May 2014

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