Pieter Timmermans

P. Timmermans
Regent since 27 May 2013
Born in Ninove, on 14 June 1964

Profession

Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB/VBO)

Qualifications

  • Degree in Commercial Engineering (1986) from KU Leuven University - specialising in Finance
  • Master of Public Administration (1993) from the Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel HUB (formerly Economische Hogeschool St.-Aloysius EHSAL)
  • Certificate of Completion for the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) – Graduate School of Business (Stanford University - USA) (2011)

Current mandates or functions

  • Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB/VBO)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of BusinessEurope, the European employers' federation in which Belgian employers are represented by the VBO
  • Member of the Board of Directors of BMR
  • Member of the Board of the "Prins Albertfonds"
  • Member of the Board of the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency

Past mandates or functions

  • Vice-President of the Central Economic Council (CCE/CRB)
  • Vice-President of the National Labour Council (CNT/NAR)
  • Director - Director-General of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB/VBO), and in this capacity responsible in particular for socio-economic issues and the social dialogue (from 16.8.1998 to 18.7.2012)
  • Lecturer in “Public Finances” at the Centrum voor Voortgezette Opleidingen/Centre for Continued Training of the Vlaamse Ekonomische Hogeschool (VLEKHO or Flemish School of Higher Education in Economics) in Brussels (1994-2007)
  • "Fellow van het Hogenheuvelcollege" (Research Fellow) linked to the Department of Applied Economic Sciences at KU Leuven (2003-2006)
  • Socio-economic advisor to the Federal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Budget (1993-1998)
  • Finance Advisor in the Research Service of the Ministry of Finance (1990-1992)
  • Member of the Research Service of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (1989-1990)
  • Assistant to the Department of Applied Economic Sciences at KU Leuven (1986-1987)

Main published works

Besides various publications in scientific reviews and speeches/presentations for symposia, study days and conferences, also (co-)author of the following books and essays:

Books

  • We kunnen winnen. Optimistisch over onze welvaart (2012), Lannoo Campus Press; in French, published by Edition Racine under the title Credo pour gagner (2012)
  • De essentie van het sociaal-economisch overleg: vertrouwen, durf en leiderschap (2008), VBO Publishing
  • Diensten in België. Een gids doorheen de structuren van de self-service economie (1991), Pauli Publishing

Essays

  • Brexit: scheiden doet lijden. Een analyse en perspectief om de schade te beperken (2018)
  • Strategische keuzes voor een performant soicaaleconomisch beleid: Apocalypse now, killing me softly or a bright future? (2010)
  • Het sociaal-economisch overlegmodel: 10 veranderingen, 10 lessen! (2007)
  • Sporen voor een toekomstgericht industriebeleid in België: analyse en denkoefening door de Ravensteingroep (2007)