Hein se inició en 1983 con una pequeña plantación de setas. En 1987 fundó Univeg, que más tarde se convirtió en Greenyard Fresh. Fue la base sobre la que se construyó una de las mayores empresas de frutas y verduras del mundo, con una oferta única de productos frescos, congelados y preparados, y medios de cultivo. A inicios de 2018, Hein asumió el papel de Director Ejecutivo para Greenyard, centrándose en la visión a largo plazo y la estrategia de la compañía, y al mismo tiempo participa personalmente con algunos de sus principales clientes.
Mr Koen Hoffman obtained a Master in Applied Economics and an MBA at Vlerick Business School. Between 1992 and July 2016, he was active at KBC Group in which he started his career in the corporate finance department and later became the CEO of KBC Securities as from October 2012. Since August 2016, he is the CEO of Value Square asset management. Mr Koen Hoffman serves also as board member at Fagron (Chairman), Mithra Pharmaceuticals and SnowWorld.
Ms Hilde Laga holds a Ph.D. in Law. She is founding partner of the law firm Laga, which she led as Managing Partner, and was head of the corporate M&A practice until 2013. Until 2014 she served as a member of the supervisory board of the Financial Services and Markets Authority. She is member of the Belgian Corporate Governance Committee and also serves as independent board member at Barco, Gimv (Chairman) and Agfa-Gevaert.
Mr Aalt Dijkhuizen has obtained his Ph.D. in Animal Health Economics and holds a Master in Agricultural Economics. He was Managing Director of the Agri Northern-Europe Business Group of Nutreco. Between 2002 and 2014, he served as President and CEO of Wageningen University and Research. Since 2014, he is President of the Dutch Topsector Agri & Food. He serves as board member at several companies, is co-director of the Holland Center in China, Chairman of the Food & Beverage Innovation Forum in Shanghai and high-level expert to the European Commission in Brussels. Mr Aalt Dijkhuizen was awarded Honorary Citizen of Fujian Province in 2008 and Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau in the Netherlands in 2014.
Mr Dirk Van Vlaenderen holds a Master in Applied Economics. He has been partner of Arthur Andersen since 1993 and member of the audit management committee and Managing Partner at Deloitte from 2002 until 2016. He served a wide variety of national and international companies as statutory auditor. He was also lecturer at the Universities of Brussels and Leuven for Basics of IFRS and Reporting in International Context. He serves as board member at other companies, of which amongst others IEP Invest.
Ms Veerle Deprez started her early career with Alcatel Bell in 1980. In 1987, together with her brother, Mr Hein Deprez, she laid the foundations of Univeg, which would later become the Greenyard Fresh segment. Ms Veerle Deprez serves also as board member at Fagron and Tessenderlo Group, as well as at various companies belonging to the Group, the Nova Natie group and De Weide Blik group.
Mr Thomas Borman served more than eleven years with the BHP Billiton Group in various senior managerial roles, including that of Chief Financial Officer of an Australian-listed mining company. He has an extensive expertise in the mining and minerals industry. He was part of the executive management team that established and consolidated the Optimum group of companies (Optimum is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since 2010 and was subsequently acquired by a Glencore led consortium in March 2012). Mr Thomas Borman is currently self-employed and serves as a board member in different companies world-wide.
Mr Marc Ooms was General Partner of the Petercam group, a Benelux Investment Bank, and Chairman of Petercam Bank Nederland until 2011. Today, he is a private equity investor and board member of several companies like Sea-Invest Corporation, BMT Group, Baltisse, Universal Partners and De Weide Blik.
Mr Johan Vanovenberghe began his career in 1987 at the audit firm Grant Thornton where he worked in various audit capacities. He became Partner in Grant Thornton in 1995. From 2006 until 2009, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Univeg group. Afterwards, he acted as advisor of the companies which would become Greenyard in 2015. Since 2015, next to his mandate as director, he also provides consultancy services to Greenyard. As from February 2018, he is also board member of Resilux, and member of its audit committee and its remuneration and nomination committee.
Ms Valentine Deprez holds a Master of Arts in Art History from the Catholic University of Leuven, went to Vlerick Business School and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality from the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland. Being born in the founding family, she has been involved with the business from a very early stage. Besides her mandate as director, she also manages historic real estate projects.