Fabienne Bister

Fabienne Bister
Born in Jambes on 12 December 1963

Regent since 22 May 2018


  • Working life coach and business management consultant - Mentor for trainee entrepreneurs at VentureLab


1981-1986 :  

  • Licence et Maîtrise en Sciences économiques et sociales
    Facultés Notre Dame de la Paix à Namur




  • Managing director of the mustard factory Bister in Jambes (Namur) then in Achêne (Ciney)
  • Founder and business manager of the mustard factory Bister France from 2001 till 2019 (Troyes en Champagne)
  • Founder and Managing Director of Tourisme et Tradition asbl (Guided tours of companies in Wallonia)

1991-1994 :

  • In charge of sales, exports, purchases and personnel at Ets Bister
  • Independent journalist for Le Vif/L’Express, La Libre Belgique, Intermédiaire, Femmes d’Aujourd’hui, PME-KMO, etc.
  • General editor of the magazine Franchising

1987-1990 :

  • Journalist at L’Echo, in charge of the column Commerce extérieur
  • Financial analyst Management Buy-Out at LBO France
  • Independent consultant


Othe current functions or mandates

  • Union Wallonne des Entreprises (UWE)

Past functions or mandates

  • Fédération des Entreprises de Belgique
    Member of the Board of Directors: 23.11.2000-24.03.2011
    Vice-president of the FEB: 09.04.2002-28.04.2005
    President of the Commission des PME: 28.04.2005-17.04.2008
  • FEVIA (Fédération des Industries Alimentaires Belges)
  • FEVIA Wallonie
    President: From September 2010 to September 2013
    Vice-president and Administrator