Chairman, KBC Group
Thomas Leysen is Chairman of Umicore since 2008 and also became Chairman of the KBC Group in 2011. Leysen holds a Master of Law Degreefrom the University of Leuven, Belgium. Before joining Umicore, he started his career in the maritime business in Hamburg, London and Tokyo. He also worked for a subsidiary of the Société Générale de Belgique as a Manager in restructuring of the General Trading Cy. Leysen is a member of the Trilateral Commission and of the European Round Table of Industrialists and also Chairman of the Board of Corelio which is Belgium’s largest newspaper publishing group.