VIB General assembly


Due to the vzw statute (non-profit organisation), VIB has the advantage of being an incorporated organisation. The non-profit organisation’s most senior body is the general assembly. The general assembly meets at least once a year, for reasons including inspection of the annual report and approving the next financial year’s budget.

The general meeting is also authorised to:

  • change the organisation’s statutes;
  • approve the accounts and budgets;
  • and appoint and revoke general assembly members.

The general assembly consists of 35 members. A distinction is made between 6 affiliations: Flemish universities, Flemish scientific institutes, Flemish industry, Flemish employee organisation representatives, Flemish industrial colleges and the Flemish government.
  


Flemish university delegates

Bart Nuttin, KU Leuven - UZ Leuven
Gerard Govers, KU Leuven
Chris Van Geet, KU Leuven
Luc Moens, Ghent University
Gert Desmet,  Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Mike Nachtegael, Ghent University
Patrick De Baetselier, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Ignace Lemahieu, Ghent University
Jean-Pierre Timmermans, University of Antwerp
Anne Adams, University of Antwerp
Piet Stinissen, UHasselt
 

Flemish scientific institute representatives 

Joris Relaes, ILVO
Jean-Christophe Donck, Institute for Tropical Medicine
Roger Dijkmans, VITO
 

Flemish industry delegates 

Wim Ottevaere, Ablynx
Staf Van Reet, Viziphar Biosciences
Jürgen Logemann, CropDesign
Luc De Baere, Organic Waste Systems
Tom De Ceuster, Group De Ceuster
Tom Aelbrecht, Janssen Pharmaceutica
Wim Soetaert, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
Luc Kupers, Genzyme Flanders
Koen Quaghebeur, Globachem
Johan Botterman, Bayer Bioscience
Geert Jannes, Fujirebio Europe nv
Patrik De Haes, Oxurion
Georges van Keerberghen, Boerenbond
 

Flemish employee organisation representatives

Bert De Wel, ACV
Vincent Van Der Haegen, ACLVB
Greg Verhoeven, ABVV
 

Flemish industrial high school representatives

Kristiaan Willems, De Nayer Instituut
Lieve Vermeiren, Hogeschool Gent
 

Flemish government delegates

Dieter Deforce, Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Danielle Raspoet, Vlaamse Raad voor Wetenschapsbeleid 
Monika Sormann, EWI