Hans Van Bylen

Independent Director and Chairman of the Board

Hans Van Bylen, formerly CEO of Henkel, brings Ontex his deep knowledge of the industrial and consumer goods sector and breadth of experience spanning the FMCG industry, retail brand space, manufacturing and supply chain, digitalization, sustainability and leadership development.

Hans Van Bylen was appointed as Independent Director of Ontex Group NV as of May 25, 2020. On May 25, 2020, ViaBylity BV, with Hans Van Bylen as permanent representative, was appointed Chairman of Ontex Group NV, in replacement of Revalue BVBA, with Luc Missorten as its permanent representative, who resigned after 5 years as Chairman of the Ontex Group NV Board of Directors.

Hans Van Bylen previously served on the boards of GfK, Ecolab, the Consumer Goods Forum, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and has been President of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI). Moreover, he has also been member of the European Round Table of Industrials (ERT).

Hans Van Bylen holds a Master of Business Economics and an MBA from Antwerp Universities RUCA and UFSIA and certificates from executive education courses at Harvard Business School, INSEAD and IMD.