This excerpt taken from the ABN 20-F filed Mar 31, 2008.
Karel de Boeck is Vice Chairman of the Managing Board responsible for Group Human Resources, Group Communications and Group Public Affairs. Appointed to the Managing Board November 2007. Prior to the board appointment Karel de Boeck worked from 1976 to 1993 at Generale Bank, where he was appointed General Manager of Retail Marketing in 1990. In 1993, he joined ASLK Bank as Managing Director of Marketing & Retail and member of the Board of Directors. In November 1996, he was appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of ASLK Group. In July 1998, he also became a member of the Management Committee of Generale Bank and in June 1999, Karel de Boeck was Managing Director for Fortis Bank, responsible for the Business Line ‘Medium-sized Enterprises and Corporate’. Between December 1999 and December 2002, Karel de Boeck was President of the Belgian Bankers' Association. In September 2000, he became member of Fortis' Executive Committee being responsible for the Network Banking customers from 2000 to 2004. Between March 2003 and March 2006, he was Chairman of the European Financial Management and Marketing Association. From 2005 to end 2006 Mr Karel de Boeck was the CEO of Commercial & Private Banking and as from January 2007, he was the Chief Risk Officer of Fortis. He has a Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering Electromechanics (1972) and Economics (1974) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.