Corporate Governance

Unifiedpost Group SA/NV attaches great value to good corporate governance and is aware that good governance is an important factor in investment decisions for all stakeholders of the company.

 

 

Group Structure

Composition of the Board of Directors

Hans Leybaert

is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Hans started of his career as an analyst programmer for CSC, an IT-integrator company and was subsequently promoted to project manager where he was in charge of larger projects for Belgian corporate customers. In 1997 he became an account manager at Baan, a Dutch software company, where he was responsible for all large accounts of Baan Belgium. This experience was followed by a partner position at Axias Belgium, where Hans overlooked general, sales and program management. In 2002 he founded the Unifiedpost Group. 


Stefan Yee

has more than 30 years of experience in audit, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, investment banking and private equity with companies as KPMG, Linklaters, the Flemish investment bank Lessius, the Belgian Corporation for International Investment (SBI/BMI), Beluga and as the founder and CEO of PE Group, a Belgian privately held general private equity firm. He is and has been an investor and/or board member of several listed and private companies such as, amongst others, Beluga, Docpharma, Encare group (Mensura), AXI, The Reference, Alro Holdings, Loomans Group, United Brands, Capco, AED Rent, Uteron Pharma, Faseas International (Spacewell), HD Partners (Dekabo group), AED Rent, Unifiedpost, NRG New Generation, Imcyse, Axiles, Bionics and Hyloris Pharmaceuticals. Stefan holds Masters degrees in Law and Business Administration from the Universities of Brussels (VUB and ULB Solvay Business School) and the University of Chicago Law School (as a BAEF Fellow).


Jürgen Ingels

is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Mr. Ingels holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Political and Social Sciences from the University of Antwerp. He was the founder and CFO of Clear2Pay, a leading company in payments technology. Under his leadership, Clear2Pay became an authority in the field of payment software, with more than 1,200 employees in 14 countries. Today, Jürgen is managing director of Smartfin Capital, a fund which targets promising European technology companies. Jürgen is also the initiator of ‘Supernova’, Belgium’s biggest technology and innovation festival organized in Antwerp. He is involved in different companies like Guardsquare, Silverfin, Cumul.io, The Glue, and others alike. Jürgen currently holds board positions in several reputable companies throughout a variety of industries, such as: Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS), Itiviti, Willemen, Ghelamco, Unifiedpost, WDP, Itineris and Projective.

 

Joost Uwents

is the CEO of Warehouses De Pauw, a public company which specializes in the logistics industry and semi-industrial real-estate. He is currently an independent member to the board of directors of Xior Student Housing. Before his career at WDP, Joost started as an account manager for the General Bank. He obtained a master’s degree as a business engineer from the KU Leuven and subsequently did an MBA at Vlerick Business School. 


Katrien Meire

is COO of Club Brugge NV, a football club competing in the Belgian national first division and Champions League or Europa League competitions. She started her career as an EU Competition lawyer in a magic circle law firm, before becoming CEO and Director of two English football clubs, namely Charlton Athletic and later on Sheffield Wednesday. She also served as a council member for two years at the English Football Association. Katrien obtained a Masters degree in Law from KU Leuven and a LLM in Competition Law from University College of London.

 

Katya Degrieck

is a senior Executive at Google, where she is head of the Publishers Revenue and News for Northern Europe departments. She started her career as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting and has since then been active in the media industry for over 25 years, including several executive positions at Bertelsmann and Corelio (now Mediahuis). Katya is also an independent director of the publishing company Lannoo Group and Smartphoto, where she is a member of the remuneration committee and audit committee. Katya holds a master’s degree in business engineering and an MBA from the University of Brussels Solvay Business School. 


Marie-Ange Marx

is the COO of Keytrade Bank Belgium (a branch of Arkea Direct Bank) and a board member of Keytrade Bank Luxembourg. After an initial career as a lawyer with De Backer & Associés in Brussels, she joined Keytrade Bank in 1999 as managing director of Keytrade Bank Luxembourg and group compliance officer, before being promoted to the COO function in 2007. Marie-Ange is also a board member of Europay Belgium and a member of Euroclear’s market advisory committee. She obtained master’s degrees in law from both the University of Brussels and the College of Europe in Bruges.


Leon Cappaert

is an investment manager at FPIM, the Belgian Federal Holding and Investment Company, where he is responsible for investments in technology and new energy. Leon has over 20 years of experience in asset management and private equity. Before joining FPIM,  he worked as an analyst and fund manager at KBC Asset Management. Later he joined Korys, the family office of the Colruyt Group, as an investment director. Leon is a certified chartered financial analyst and obtained a master’s degree as a commercial engineer from the University of Antwerp.   

 

 

 

The Management Committee 

The Management Committee is composed of the CEO, who chairs the Management Committee and the other members of the Management Committee. Such other members are appointed and removed by the Board of Directors upon advice of the CEO and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

The Management Committee exercises the duties assigned to it by the CEO, under the ultimate supervision of the Board of Directors. It does not constitute an executive committee (“directiecomité” / “comité de direction”) within the meaning of Article 524bis of the Belgian Companies Code. The Management Committee is an informal executive committee within the meaning of Article 96§3 of the Belgian Companies Code.

The Company’s Management Committee consists of the following members:

Hans
Leybaert

founder & CEO

Founded Unifiedpost in 2001 and transformed the company from a Benelux player focused on document processing to a reputable Pan-European cloudbased services specialist with over €69m revenues
Previously, Hans was partner at Axias Belgium and an account manager at Dutch software company Baan.

Laurent
Marcelis

CFO

Joined Unifiedpost in 2006 as COO; after having left the Group in 2014 for a management function at Belfius bank, he returned in 2016 to become CFO. Over 25 years of experience in consulting, financial services and senior management roles.
Previously worked for Interpolis (2003-05) and PwC (1997-2003).

Hans
Jacobs

CCO

Joined Unifiedpost in 2017 as CCO. Hans has 24 years of experience in marketing, sales and business development in the financial industry with BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV and ING Belgium SA/NV.

Tom
Van Acker

General Manager

Joined Unifiedpost in 2016 as COO. Tom has gained over 20 years of experience in consulting, IT & operations and general management within technology and financial industries Previously, he held senior positions at EDS, Fortis, ABN Amro and BNP Paribas.

Articles of Association

 

Unifiedpost Group SA - Articles of Association - Sep 2020

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