New CEO for Antwerp Port Authority as from January 1st
Jacques Vandermeiren is Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Committee of Antwerp Port Authority as of 1 January 2017. Until January 2015 Vandermeiren was CEO and President of the Executive Committee of the network operator Elia, a listed company, where he held various management positions since joining it in 2001. Before that he worked for 11 years as Senior Advisor Strategy Direction with the energy company Electrabel. Vandermeiren has occupied various directorships with among others Febeg (Federation of Belgian Energy Companies) and the Federation of Belgian Enterprises.
Tissot Appointed VP & CFO, Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas announces the appointment of Nicolas Tissot as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Sami Badarani, who has decided to leave the company to pursue new professional opportunities. Nicolas Tissot has solid management and finance experience gained in key roles within international groups. Before joining Bureau Veritas, he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Committee member of SCOR. He previously held various roles, including finance director positions at Alstom and ENGIE (GDF Suez).
Fire Takes Another Belgian Nuclear Reactor Offline
Electrabel temporarily closed a nuclear reactor on Sunday after an electrical fire, Belgium's electricity transmission system operator said, leaving only three of the Belgian firm's seven nuclear plants in action. Electrabel, part of France's GDF Suez, had to halt the 1,000-megawatt Tihange 3, southwest of the city of Liege, after several electrical cables outside the reactor caught fire. Electrabel was not immediately available for comment. Belgian news agency Belga quoted a company spokesman as saying the cause of the fire was a technical fault.