01 Oct 20


The Board of Directors determines Vandemoortele’s general policy and reports to the shareholders. It consists of 6 representatives of the family shareholders, 5 non family directors and the CEO of the Group. Baron Jean Vandemoortele is the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors entrusts the day-to-day management of Vandemoortele to the CEO, Yvon Guérin. He presides and directs the Executive Committee that is composed by himself, the Managing Directors of the 2 business lines, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Human ResourcesSustainability & Communication, the Chief Legal Officer, the Chief Transformation Officer and the Group Marketing Director. The Executive Committee members are responsible for their Business Line or Group Service and, together with the CEO, are responsible for managing the activities as a whole.

The members of the Executive Committee are:

  • Yvon Guérin, CEO 
  • Sabine Sagaert, Managing Director Bakery Products
  • Bart Bruyneel, Managing Director MCOF
  • Erwin De Deyn, Chief Legal  & Risk Officer
  • Herman Van Steenstraeten, Chief Financial Officer
  • Marc Croonen, Chief Human Resources, Sustainability & Communication
  • Eddy Van Blanken, Group Marketing Director
  • Helena Vanhoutte, General Manager France (& Chief Transformation Officer)

The 6 representatives of the family shareholders are:

  • Baron Jean Vandemoortele
  • Christian Vandemoortele
  • Ann Deruyttere
  • François Casier
  • Marie-Christine Casier – de Briey
  • Chantal Heymans

The 5 non family board members are:

  • Michel Delloye
  • Cécile Bonnefond
  • Philippe Schaillée (Belgian and globally responsible for the Foodservice activities of Jacobs Douwe Egberts.)
  • Natasja Laheij (Dutch and Senior Finance Director EMEA at Google Products)
  • Otmar Hofer (Co-Owner / Chief Operating Office HPW)
  • Yvon Guérin

About Vandemoortele

Vandemoortele is a leading European food group that manufactures and sells high quality food products. Vandemoortele focuses on two activities: Bakery Products and Margarines, Culinary Oils & Fats.

In 2020  Vandemoortele realized a turnover of around EUR 1.2 billion with 4,500 employees. The Vandemoortele Group is present in 12 European countries and the United States, with its own sales organizations and/or production facilities. The head office is based in Ghent, Belgium.

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