Baron Philippe De Buck
European Economic and Social Committee
Philippe de Buck is Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, President of Belgian Business for Europe (VBO/FEB) and visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges where he teaches “Seminars on Business Cases” for the specialized masters in European Economic Integration and Business. Prof. de Buck has been Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE from 2002 to 2012. Previously, from 1987 to 2001, he was CEO of Agoria, a Belgian multi-sector federation for the technology industry, after holding other management positions within the federation since joining it in 1971. He is a member of the Board of Directors of ING Belgium and formerly of BASF Antwerp. Philippe de Buck is Doctor in Law from the University of Leuven. He has also studied tax and accounting at the Ecole Supérieure de Sciences Fiscales (ICHEC) in Brussels.