Executive Board @ General Meeting of Shareholders


The General Meeting consists of the representatives of the shareholders of Scheldt Left Bank Corporation (MLSO): the Flemish Region, the Antwerp Port Authority, the municipality of Beveren, the municipality of Zwijndrecht, and Interwaas.

The Executive Board is a mandated body that consists of the directors selected by the General Meeting of Shareholders.

MLSO is managed by the Executive Board consisting of 12 directors and 2 directors with an advisory capacity:

  • 2 directors on behalf of the Flemish Region
  • 4 directors on behalf of the Antwerp Port Authority
  • 3 directors on behalf of the municipality of Beveren
  • 2 directors on behalf of the municipality of Zwijndrecht
  • 3 directors on behalf of Interwaas

The chairperson and other deputy chairperson are selected from the directors to act on behalf of the municipality of Beveren, the municipality of Zwijndrecht, and the Antwerp Port Authority, and a deputy chairperson engaged on behalf of Interwaas.

The director and adjunct director of MLSO are also a part of the Executive Board. The adjunct director is designated the secretary of the Executive Board.

Top left to the right: Peter Van de Putte (director), Freddy Aerts, Miet Deckers, André Van de Vyver, Guy Janssens, Danny Van Hove, Kris Herremans 
Bottom left to the right: Els Jennen (secretary), Boudewijn Vlegels, Marc Van de Vijver, Laura Staut, Lieve Truyman, Jackie Joossen 

not in the picture: Bram Massar, Jacques Vandermeiren, Koen Kennis

Composition of the Executive Board

The Executive Board is re-established every 6 years and thus follows the cycle of municipal council elections. The Extraordinary General Meeting of Wednesday 27 March 2019 appointed the members to the Executive Board for the management period 2019-2024. The Antwerp Port Authority appointed new directors later in the spring. This change took effect after the annual meeting of 12 June 2019.


Directors on behalf of the municipality of Beveren:

  • Mr Boudewijn Vlegels (chairperson)
  • Ms Laura Staut
  • Mr Bram Massar (director with an advisory capacity)

Directors on behalf of the Antwerp Port Authority:

  • Mr Jacques Vandermeiren (deputy chairperson)
  • Mr Koen Kennis
  • Ms Jackie Joossen
  • Mr Guy Janssens

Directors on behalf of Interwaas:

  • Mr Marc Van de Vijver (deputy chairperson)
  • Ms Lieve Truyman
  • Mr André Van de Vyver

Directors on behalf of the municipality of Zwijndrecht:

  • Mr Kris Herremans
  • Mr Danny Van Hove (director with an advisory capacity)

Directors on behalf of the Flemish Region:

  • Mr Freddy Aerts
  • Ms Miet Deckers

General Meeting of Shareholders duties

The General Meeting of Shareholders assembles at least twice a year. The ordinary General Meeting (GM) assembles during the first term of the financial year (June) to discuss the annual accounts for the previous financial year. There is also at least one Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) during the last term of the financial year (December) to discuss the budget for the following financial year and the MLSO strategy and its ensuing actions.

Executive Board duties

The MLSO Executive Board has all authorities that are not exclusively reserved for the General Meeting. The Executive Board assembles 10 times a year. They assembly each month, except during the summer break.

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