Board of Directors

COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF ENVIRONMENT GROUP ABO-SA

The Board of Directors is composed of at least three members of which half are non-executive directors. In addition at least three directors must be self-employed. 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 four members:

President Gerard Van Acker BVBA, represented by Gerard Van Acker (self-employed Director)

Gerard Van Acker represents his company (Gerard Van Acker BVBA ) in his capacity as permanent representative appointed following  the Extraordinary General Assembly of 27 March 2014 as Director for a four year term.

Gerard Van Acker, born in 1943, studied law and political and administrative sciences at the Free University of Brussels.

Gerard Van Acker

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Management and Advieskantoor Van Vaerenbergh and Co. NV, represented by Ivo Van Vaerenbergh (independent director)

Ivo Van Vaerenbergh in his capacity as permanent representative of “Management and Advieskantoor Van Vaerenbergh and Co. NV” was appointed following the General Assembly of May 2, 2013 as director for a four year term.

Ivo Van Vaerenbergh, born in 1946, graduated as Civil Engineer in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Engineering and Environmental Sanitation from Ghent University. He llater went on to obtain an MBA from the University of Leuven.

He was Chairman of the Board of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK) and Aquafin. As an entrepreneur, he is a majority shareholder in a number of companies in the energy and renewable energy sectors.

Ivo Van Vaerenbergh

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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 Extraordinary General Assembly of March 27, 2014 for a four 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 and Elia Group. Since February 2014 he’s  CFO of the Vandemoortele Group. 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

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Frank De Palmenaer (non-independent executive director)

Frank De Palmenaer was appointed by the Extraordinary General Assembly of March 27, 2014 as Director for a four 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