The Company has opted for a one-tier governance structure. The Board of Directors is the ultimate decision-making body of the Company, except with respect to those areas that are reserved by law or by the Company’s Articles of Association to the Shareholders’ Meeting. The corporate governance of the Company is structured pursuant to Belgian Code of the Companies and Associations (the “CCA”), the Company's articles of association, and the Company's corporate governance charter adopted in accordance with the Belgian Corporate Governance Code 2020.
Board Of Directors
The Board of Directors currently consists of nine members. The directors have been appointed at the Shareholders Meeting of the Company. The Board’s composition reflects a diverse and complementary range of experience, nationalities and cultures, ensuring that the interests of all shareholders are taken into account. Members of the BoD are chosen for their skills, their integrity and their independence of mind.
Hilde Windels, Chairwoman
Michel Lussier¹, Executive director
Chris Buyse, Non-executive director
Serge Goblet, Non-executive director
Christopher LiPuma, Non-Executive director
Marina Udier, Independent director
Dominic Piscitelli, Independent director
Ami Patel Shah, Non-Executive director
¹permanent representative of Mel Management SRL
Committees of the board of directors
The Board of Directors has set up committees to analyze and advise the Board of Directors on specific matters. Such committees are advisory bodies only and the decision-making remains the collegiate responsibility of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors has set-up a Nomination and Remuneration Committee composed of Hilde Windels (Chairwoman), Chris LiPuma and Dominic Piscitelli.
The Board of Directors has set-up an Audit Committee composed of Dominic Piscitelli (Chairman), Marina Udier and Hilde Windels.
The Board of Directors has established an Executive Committee composed of the "Chief Executive officer" (CEO), the "Chief Legal Officer" (CLO), the "Vice President Human Resources", the "Chief Medical Officer (CMO)", the "Head of Legal", the "Vice President of Finance and Administration", the "Head of Cell Therapy Manufacturing Unit", and the "Head of Intellectual Property". The Executive Committee discusses and consults with the Board of Directors on the day-to-day management of the Company in accordance with the Company's values, strategy, general policy and budget, as determined by the BoD.
Michel Lussier, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Eytan Breman, Director of R&D
David Georges, VP of Finance and Administration
Thomas Lequertier, Head of CTMU
Philippe Dechamps1, Chief Legal Officer
Charles Morris, Chief Medical Officer
Philippe Nobels2, VP of Human Resources
An Phan, Head of Legal
Hannes Iserentant, Head of IP
1. Permanent representative of Nanda Devi SRL
2. Permanent representative of MC Consult SRL