Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is composed of at least three members of which half are non-executive directors. The Board of Directors is composed and balanced around the respective skills, experience and knowledge of each member. New Director appointment proposals by the general assembly are accompanied by a recommendation of the Board of Directors, based in turn on a recommendation of the nomination and remuneration committee.

Today the Board of Directors of ABO Environment Group NV consists of three members:

President Jade BVBA, represented by Jan Gesquière (independent director)

Jan Gesquière represents Jade BVBA in his capacity as permanent representative. He was appointed as Director following the General Assembly of May 30, 2018 for a three year term.

Jan Gesquière, born in 1961, studied commercial engineering at the University of Leuven in addition to obtaining an Insead, Advanced Management Programme. After initial positions as external auditor for EY and internal auditor for Arcelor-Mittal, he was became CFO of the Domo Group, Carestel, Elia Group and the Vandemoortele Group. Since November 2017 he’s  CFO of Besix. Within the different companies where he was CFO, he held various directorships and was also a member and/or chairman of several audit committees.

Jan Gesquière


Paul Decraemer BVBA, represented by Paul Decraemer (independent director), also president ofthe audittcommission and president of the nomination and renumeration committee.

Paul Decraemer was appointed by the General Assembly of May 30, 2018 as Director for a one year term.

JPaul Decraemer, born in 1965, studied agricultural engineering at the University of Ghent, followed by a Special License in Financial Sciences at the Vlerick School for Management. He started his career at the publishing company Tijd and subsequently became active in the venture capital industry at the Flemish Environmental Holding “Sustainable Energy Ventures” and “Capricorn Venture Partners”. Since 2015 he is CFO at the biotech company Inbiose. Paul is also a director at the German listed company 7C Solarparken AG.


Engineering and consulantancy firm De Palmenaer NV, represented by Frank De Palmenaer (non-independent executive director)

Frank De Palmenaer was appointed by the General Assembly of May 30, 2018 as Director for a three year term.

Frank De Palmenaer, born in 1955, studied urban planning at the Higher Institute for Urban Development, Planning and Development (HISROO) at Ghent University.

Frank De Palmenaer