BESIX Group is particularly pleased to announce the appointment of Etienne Schneider to its Board of Directors as Independent Director. Etienne Schneider succeeds Jean Stéphenne in this role.
Etienne Schneider had a brilliant career in the successive governments of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from 2012 to 2020 and has made significant contribution to the Duchy during his various tenures.
In particular, he was Deputy Prime Minister from 2013 to 2020 and Minister for the Economy from 2012 to 2020. Etienne Schneider retired from Luxembourg's political life in February 2020.
His extensive experience will contribute to the further growth of BESIX Group as he brings both deep financial expertise and a strong vision of innovation and leadership.
Trained as an economist (ICHEC, Brussels and Greenwich University, London), Etienne Schneider is also a member of the Board of Directors of ArcelorMittal and Sistema.
BESIX Group would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Jean Stéphenne for his commitment to the Group since 2004. He has been a major figure in the growth of BESIX Group over the last 15 years, in particular as Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he held until 2017 when he handed over to Johan Beerlandt. His strategic vision, his curiosity for innovation and his human qualities have profoundly influenced the Group's trajectory and success over these years.
BESIX Group looks forward to his continued support as Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors.
BESIX is a leading Belgian group, based in Brussels and operating in 25 countries and on 5 continents, in the construction, real estate development and concessions sectors. Its iconic projects include the construction of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower in Dubai, buildings of the European Parliament in Brussels and the Grand Egyptian Museum on the Giza pyramids plateau.
BESIX is particularly active in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. BESIX RED, its branch responsible for real estate development, has for instance developed the new global headquarters of the Ferrero Group, inaugurated in 2019, and the Icône project, currently under construction in the Belval district.
A number of BESIX subsidiaries are also present in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. These include Wust Luxembourg and Lux TP, one of Luxembourg's main construction companies, whose achievements include a.o. the rehabilitation of the Adolphe Bridge, the construction of the Philharmonie Luxembourg building and the Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg funicular.