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Michèle Sioen

Former President FEB

CEO Sioen Industries

Michèle Sioen was born on the 24th of May 1965 (Roeselare).

She is married and has 3 children: Jean-Charles (°’91); Audrey (°’93) and Antoine (°’97).

Michèle Sioen is CEO of the stock quoted Sioen Industries group. Sioen Industries produces technical textiles, technical protective clothing and specialised chemicals. Sioen Industries is a growing company focussing on innovation, research and development.

After her graduation in economics and 2 years at a company in the IT sector, Michèle Sioen started her career at Sioen Industries in 1990. She worked in different divisions of the company and became General Manager of one of the three divisions (Coating division). In 2005, she was appointed CEO of the group.

In 2010, Michèle Sioen became president of Fedustria (Belgian federation of the textile, wood and furniture industries). She was member of the Board of Directors of Belgacom from 2007 until 2013. 

She is also administrator in several other companies (a.o. D’ieteren and ING Belgium) and is member of the Commission Corporate Governance and director at Guberna. On 24th of April 2014, she’ll become the president of FEB.

Michèle Sioen had a degree in economics in Antwerp and mastered several courses (post-university and Vlerick Management School) and speaks 5 languages: Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish.