Koen Geens - Curriculum Vitae#


Born in Brasschaat, 1958
Married to Griet Dupré, three children (Rein, Lut, en Aart)

Degrees and academic career
  • Licentiate in law, KU Leuven summa cum laude (1980).
  • Master of Laws, Harvard University (1981).
  • Research Fellow, National Fund for Scientific Research (1981-1985).
  • Assistant, Faculty of Law KU Leuven (1985-1986).
  • Ph.D. in law, KU Leuven (1986) with a doctoral thesis on "The professional regulation".
  • Academic Secretary, Law Faculty KU Leuven (1990-1993).
  • Promotor, Postgraduate Study of Corporate Law K.U.Brussel (1993-2004).
  • National Francqui Chair ULB (2004-2005).
  • Chairman and member of the editorial board of company law series and reviews.

Current positions
  • Full professor KU Leuven Law Faculty (associate professor since 1986, full since 1993).
  • Director of the Jan Ronse Institute for Company Law (since 1986).
  • Founding partner of Eubelius attorneys (established 1994).
  • Member of the Belgian Corporate Governance Commission (since 2007).
  • Chairman / Programme Director of Standing Education Committee of the Law Faculty (since 1995).
  • Head Department of Economic Law KU Leuven (since 2009).
  • Member of Nomination Committee of Law Faculty (since 2010).
  • Chairman Evaluation Committee of Law Faculty (since 2010).
  • Member Flemish Council for Science and Innovation (since 2010).
  • Chairman Council of Wise Men, Flanders in Action (since 2010).
  • Chairman Board of Directors of University Colleges of Lessius Mechelen-Antwerpen and of Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen (since 2010).
  • Member Board of Directors NV BNP Paribas Fortis (since June 2011).

Previous positions
  • Academic Secretary Law Faculty (1990-1993).
  • Chairman High Council of Economic Professions (1992-2000).
  • Chairman of the Federation of Liberal and Intellectual Professions (1999-2005).
  • Chief of Staff for Socio-Economic Affairs to the Flemish Minister-President (July 2007 - February 2009).
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