11 May 21


The Board of Directors determines Vandemoortele’s general policy and reports to the shareholders. It consists of 7 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 Resources, Sustainability & 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 7 representatives of the family shareholders are:

  • Baron Jean Vandemoortele
  • Christian Vandemoortele
  • Charles Vandemoortele (Managing Director Honest Foods BV)
  • Ann Deruyttere
  • François Casier
  • Marie-Christine Casier – de Briey
  • Catherine Billiet (M&A Lawyer Cargill)

The 6 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 was founded in 1899 as a Belgian family business, and has continued to grow and develop ever since. Over the last two decades, we became a European food company with leading positions in two product categories: Bakery Products (BP) and Plant-Based Food Solutions. We are known for supplying innovative and high-quality products. 

In 2022, Vandemoortele realised a turnover of around EUR 1.7 billion with 4,600 associates (permanent and temporary). The Vandemoortele Group headquarters are located in Ghent, Belgium. We have commercial offices in 12 European countries, as well as in the United States and Asia. We operate in 29 high-quality production sites all over Europe, in order to ensure proximity to all our key markets. We export from Europe to approximately 70 countries worldwide.

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