The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee’s role is to assist the Chief Executive Officer in the exercise of her duties, responsibility and ownership of operational management (including, but not limited to, day-to-day management). Its members are appointed and discharged by the Board of Directors on proposal of the Chief Executive Officer, after consultation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Dominique Leroy – Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Dominique Leroy has been Chief Executive Officer since January 2014 and presides over the Executive Committee of Proximus. She joined Proximus (formerly Belgacom) as Vice President of Sales for the Consumer Business Unit in October 2011 and was appointed Executive Vice President of the Consumer Business Unit of Proximus in June 2012.
Prior to Proximus, Mrs. Leroy worked for 24 years at Unilever. She was Managing Director of Unilever Belux and member of Unilever’s Benelux Management Committee. She previously held various positions in marketing, finance and customer development.
Mrs. Leroy is Chairwoman of the Boards of BICS and Be-Mobile and Chairwoman of the International Advisory Board of the Solvay Business School. She is an independent Board member at Lotus Bakeries and Ahold Delhaize.
Mrs. Leroy holds a Master’s degree in Business Engineering from the Solvay Business School.
Sandrine Dufour - Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Sandrine Dufour assumed the post of Chief Financial Officer of Proximus on 1 April 2015. From 1999 to 2013, Mrs. Dufour pursued a career as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Director of Innovation at Vivendi, the former parent company of SFR, in France and the US. In 2013, she became Executive Vice President Finance & Strategy at SFR.
Before that, she held various posts as a financial analyst in France, at BNP and Credit Agricole Cheuvreux (European telecom sector).
Mrs. Dufour holds several degrees from ESSEC Business School, the Société Française des Analystes Financiers, and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.
Mrs. Dufour is an independent director at the French company Solocal. She is also a member of the Board of directors of the Proximus subsidiaries BICS, Tango and Telindus Luxembourg, ConnectImmo, Be-Mobile, Belgian Mobile Wallet, PGS, Proximus Pension Fund, and Proximus Art.
Dirk Lybaert - Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Mr. Dirk Lybaert is Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Proximus and has the following responsibilities: Legal, Regulatory, Public Affairs, Group Communications, Internal Audit & Risk Management, Security Governance & Investigations and Secretary General.
Mr. Lybaert was Secretary-General of Belgacom from 2005 to 2014. From 1995 until 2007, he was an assistant at the Law Faculty of the University of Brussels for the “Named Contracts” course. From 2000 to 2005 he held different positions within the legal department of Belgacom.
Prior to joining Belgacom, Mr. Lybaert served as an officer with the Federal Police, where he reached the position of Lieutenant-Colonel and Director of the Anti-Terrorism Program.
Mr. Lybaert is a member of the Board of directors of BICS, Proximus Foundation, Proximus Art and Proximus Opal. He also has external mandates at Bednet and Explio.
Mr. Lybaert holds a Master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Ghent, Law from the University of Brussels (VUB) and Business Law from the University of Antwerp, and degrees in Advanced Management and Social and Military Sciences.
Geert Standaert - Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Geert Standaert is Chief Technology Officer. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since March 2012. In this function, he oversees all IT development, service engineering, technical infrastructure and operations for the Group as well as its wholesale activities.
Mr. Standaert joined the Group in 1994 and held director positions in various disciplines, including IT, Infrastructure Operations and Data Operations before becoming Vice President Customer Operations in 2007.
Mr. Standaert is also a Board member of Synductis and a member of the Advisory Board for “Artsen Zonder Grenzen/Médecins Sans Frontières”.
Mr. Standaert holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ghent (UGent).
Renaud Tilmans - Chief Customer Operations Officer
Mr. Renaud Tilmans joined the Executive Committee as Chief Customer Operations Officer of Proximus in May 2014. In this function, he works with his teams to align procedures and create synergies between the operational after-sales activities of the different Business Units.
Mr. Tilmans joined Belgacom in 1993. He held various director positions in the field of ICT and networks before assuming the post of Vice President Customer Operations of the Business Unit Service Delivery Engine & Wholesale in 2012.
Within the Proximus Group, Mr. Tilmans is member of the Board of directors of Tango Luxembourg and Scarlet Belgium.
Mr. Tilmans is a civil engineer from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) and holds degrees in IT and management.
Jan Van Acoleyen - Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Jan Van Acoleyen is Chief Human Resources Officer of Proximus. He joined Proximus in May 2016, after a 28-year career with various international HR management roles, mainly in high-tech companies such as Alcatel, Agfa-Gevaert and Barco. As a HR leader, he acquired extensive experience in organizational and corporate culture transformations.
Mr. Van Acoleyen has a Master's degree in Educational Studies from Leuven University and an Executive MBA from the University of Antwerp.
He is also a member of the Board of directors of SD Worx, Experience@Work, the Proximus subsidiaries BICS, Proximus Foundation, Proximus Pension Fund, and Tango Luxembourg, and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of BICS.
Bart Van Den Meersche - Chief Enterprise Market Officer
Mr. Bart Van Den Meersche is Chief Enterprise Market Officer of Proximus. In 2011, he joined Belgacom following 28 years of experience in the ICT sector with a professional career at IBM, where he held various executive management functions for 16 years, and spent eight years as Country General Manager of IBM Belgium/Luxembourg. In his last year at IBM, he was Vice President Industries & Business Development IBM South-West Europe, and a member of the IBM South-West Europe Executive Committee.
For six years, Mr. Van Den Meersche was Chairman of Agoria ICT and a member of the Board of Directors of Agoria, VOKA and VBO.
Within the Proximus Group, Mr. Van Den Meersche is a member of the Board of directors of Proximus SpearIT, Tango, Telindus Luxembourg and Be-Mobile. He is also a member of the Board of directors of SixDots, a joint venture between the 4 major banks (BNP Paribas Fortis, Belfius, ING and KBC) and the 3 mobile network operators (Proximus, Orange, Telenet/Base).
Mr. Van Den Meersche has a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Leuven University.