On July 11, 2012, the Board of the Royal Belgian Distribution Committee (CRBD) elected Lucien VAN BOXSTAEL unanimously as its president, the president of the Council Bureau and the president of the Royal Belgian Distribution Committee. Lucien VAN BOXSTAEL had chaired the CRBD from 1998 to 2007, in his capacity as Director General at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The new Chair of the CRBD has a degree in economics. He spent almost his entire career in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, where he held the following positions, including the following: Secretary of Administration, Deputy-Counselor, Counselor, Counselor Head of Department, Deputy Head of Office, Inspector General, Chief Executive Officer. Lucien
VAN BOXSTAEL was also a member of the support group of the General Commission for the Euro Group President of Eco-Euro Economy, Head of the Belgian Delegation to the European Patent Office, the Office for Harmonization in the European internal market , the Office of the Benelux Trademarks and Designs in The Hague, where he became also the Director. As such, he played an important role in the economic cooperation between Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, in particular for the adaptation of the Benelux Law on Trademarks in the European context. Member of the Board of CRBD for many years, the new president has always taken an active role in the collaboration with other national and international bodies which the CRBD manages daily. Lucien VAN BOXSTAEL is President of the International Trade and Urban Development (Urbanicom), Vice-President of the International Association of Distribution (AIDA), Director of Prevention and Safety, and he provides all these agencies with broad knowledge of the economy in general and in relation to distribution in particular.
It is also worth mentioning that on the same occasion, the Executive Committee of the Royal Belgian Distribution Committee has also appointed Frans LEROUX (Photo 2), Member of the Board and of the Bureau, as Vice-President Treasurer of CRBD. President for several years of Fenavian, the Belgian National Federation of the meat sector, Frans LEROUX has a long experience as CEO of Belgian and international production and distribution companies. As part of its activities within the CRBD, he chaired several national workshops devoted to its sector and is also a highly appreciated expert in various sectorial committees.