Conference by Mr. Vincent Van Dessel, CEO Euronext Brussels
Despite the summer weather, attendance was extremely high with more than 150 people present. Not only is Ageas Club membership growing (over 3000), but also the number of people interested in our conferences is increasing as well.
The speaker was naturally first rate. Chairman and CEO of Euronext Brussels Vincent Van Dessel kept the audience riveted with his presentation on the operation of the stock exchange. All stock exchange transactions now take place electronically, ultrafast and very securely. All info, including sentiment, is immediately reflected in the market price. The volume of transactions on the Brussels exchange has risen enormously: the smaller exchanges have gained particularly from the merger of the exchanges. But still, only 3.6% of the volume originates with transactions placed through Belgian banks and brokerage companies.
Ageas is in eighth place on the Brussels exchange in terms of market capitalisation.
Euronext still faces several important challenges, but in the working environment of the Marquis building (where Ageas also has its headquarters), this will certainly become a success story.
At the next conference on 12 October, beginning 7pm, Bart De Smet and Antonio Cano will discuss Ageas’s strategy for the next three years.
Vincent Van Dessel, CEO Euronext Brussel
° 25 november 1958 in Mechelen, Belgium
He is member of the Management Board of Euronext since September 2009 and Chairman and CEO of Euronext Brussels.
He started his career as a stockbroker in 1984.
He joined the Brussels Stock Exchange in 1992 as Director Markets and Listing and later became member of the management board of the Brussels Exchanges.
At the merger of the Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels exchanges into Euronext in September 2000, he became member of the executive committee.
From January 2000 to June 2003, he was Chairman of the Market Authority of the Brussels Exchanges, responsible for members admission, listing, company information and the supervision of the markets.
From 2003 to 2009, he was General Manager of Euronext Brussels.He has been member of the Managing Board of NYSE Euronext Group from 2009 till the takeover by InterContinental Exchange at the end of 2013.
He is licenciaat-Doctorandus in Applied Economics from the KU Leuven University, Belgium and is also guest lecturer in several universities of which the KU Leuven, UCL (Mons) and Paris Sorbonne.
He is married and father of twins born in 1990.