Bernadette Spinoy joins Etex’s Board of Directors - 26/05/2016

Etex announces the arrival of a new member to its Board of Directors. Bernadette Spinoy joined the Board on 25 May 2016.

Bernadette Spinoy is Senior Vice President of Industrial Safety and a member of the Performance Management Committee of the French Total Group, a world's leading oil, gas and solar company. In 1984, she obtained a master's degree in business engineering from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, after having completed an MBA exchange programme at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

Starting her career in 1985 at PetroFina, the first Belgian listed company to be internationally active in oil and gas, Bernadette Spinoy held various roles in the company’s refining and supply division as well as in gas transportation and marketing. In 1996, she headed PetroFina's Corporate Planning department. After Petrofina was acquired by Total, she was appointed VP Petrochemicals Strategy & Financial Control at Total. In 2001, she served as VP, Marketing & Sales Base Chemicals and would go on to fulfil various Senior Vice President roles, culminating in that of SVP Worldwide Base Chemicals Business Unit and Health, Safety & Environment for Petrochemicals in 2010. In 2012, she was appointed Total’s Senior Vice President, Refining & Petrochemicals Eastern Hemisphere.

Bernadette Spinoy was a member of Spanish petroleum company Cepsa’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2010. In 2014, she joined the Board of French company Faurecia, one of the world's automotive equipment suppliers, before becoming a member of the Board of Etex in May 2016.

Etex’s Board of Directors has the following members:

  • Jean-Louis de Cartier de Marchienne, chairman
  • Paul Van Oyen, managing director
  • Walter Emsens, director
  • Regnier Haegelsteen, director
  • Gustavo Oviedo, director
  • J. Alfons Peeters, director
  • Teodoro Scalmani, director
  • Christan Simonard, director
  • Bernadette Spinoy, director
  • Caroline Thijssen, director
  • Philippe Vlerick, director
  • Guillaume Voortman, director

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