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VGP is a pan-European developer, manager and owner of high-quality logistics and semi-industrial real estate. VGP operates a fully integrated business model with capabilities and longstanding expertise across the value chain. The company has a development land bank (owned or committed) of 6.89 million m² and the strategic focus is on the development of business parks. Founded in 1998 as a family owned real estate developer in the Czech Republic, VGP with a staff of over 230 employees today owns and operates assets in 12 European countries directly and through three joint ventures (VGP European Logistics, VGP European Logistics 2 and VGP Park München). As of June 2020, the Gross Asset Value of VGP, including the joint ventures at 100%, amounted to €3.23 billion and the company had a Net Asset Value (EPRA NAV) of €1,079 million. VGP is listed on Euronext Brussels and on the Prague Stock Exchange (ISIN: BE0003878957).
Mr Šebesťák is founder and former Chairman of BBDO-Czech Republic, one of the leading international advertising and communication agencies.
Jan Van Geet is the founder and CEO of VGP. He has overall daily as well as strategic management responsibilities of the Group. He started in the Czech Republic in 1993 and was manager of Ontex in Turnov, a producer of hygienic disposables. Until 2005, he was also managing director of WDP Czech Republic. WDP is a Belgian real estate investment trust.
Mr Bart Van Malderen founded Drylock Technologies in 2012. Drylock Technologies is anhygienic disposable products manufacturer which introduced the revolutionary fl ufl ess diaper in 2013. Prior to this, Bart Van Malderen held diff erent management positions at Ontex, a leading European manufacturer of hygienic disposable products where he became CEO in 1996 and Chairman of the Board in 2003, a mandate which he occupied until mid-July 2007.
Mr Alexander Saverys holds a master of laws (University of Leuven and Madrid) and holds an MBA of the Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin. In 2004 he founded Delphis NV a company off ering multimodal transport solutions throughout Europe. He became a director of CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge SA) in 2006 and was appointed CEO in September 2014.
Mr Jos Thys holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Antwerp (UFSIA). He is counsel to family owned businesses where he advises on strategic and structuring issues. He also acts as a counsel for the implementation of Corporate Governance at corporate and nonprofi t organisations. Jos previously had a long career in corporate and investing banking with Paribas, Artesia and Dexia.
He is civil engineer and architect and joined VGP in 2002. He takes responsibility for technical concepts and contract execution. Prior to this position, Jan was the managing director of Dvořák, a civil contracting company, at his time one of the major players in the Czech market. Well known projects under his management are the airport terminal Sever 1 in Prague, the cargo terminal, as well as the headquarters of Česká Spořitelna.
Joined VGP in 2007. He is responsible for all fi nance matters i.e. fi nancial planning, control, forecasting, treasury, tax and insurance for all the countries where VGP is/ will be active, as well as investor relations. Dirk worked at Ontex for 5 years as Group Treasurer where he was also responsible for tax and insurance matters. Prior to this he worked at CHEP Europe based in London as Treasurer Europe, South America & Asia. Dirk holds a Master’s Degree in Financial and Commercial Sciences from VLEKHO (HUB) in Belgium.
Joined VGP in 2005. He takes responsibility for all commercial strategic matters and commercial co-ordination of VGP’s key accounts. Prior to joining VGP, Tomas held several positions in the planning and logistics departments of Domo in Germany, Spain, Czech Republic and South Africa, Associated Weavers and Ontex.
He is civil engineer and joined VGP in 2007. He takes responsibility for technical concepts and contract execution for all projects outside the Czech Republic. Jan formerly worked for Gardiner and Teobald, a UK based well known cost controlling company with international activities, where he occupied the function of cost and project manager.
He is a mechanical and economic bachelor and joined VGP in 2018. He takes responsibility for the expansion into new countries, sourcing land plots across Europe and coordinating of the development pipeline. Matthias spent the last 11 years in several leading roles with Knorr Bremse (a leading German industrial Group) and was its Managing Director in the Czech Republic.
Joined VGP in 2018. He takes responsibility for business development and investor relations. Prior to joining VGP, Martijn worked 13 years at J.P. Morgan based in London and New York in various roles in Capital Markets and Corporate Finance. Within this period he spent 2 years in New York as Investor Relations for J.P. Morgan Chase. Martijn holds a Master degree in Civil Engineering from Delft University and in Business Administration from Erasmus/ Rotterdam School of Management.