• Luc

    Luc Vandenbulcke

    (º1971, Belgian)

    CEO, Executive director

    Luc Vandenbulcke is an executive Director of the Board of Directors of DEME Group NV since 29 June 2022. Luc Vandenbulcke graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1994 at the Catholic University of Leuven. In 1996, he obtained a Master after Master as a Maritime Engineer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. He started his career in 1998 as a Project Engineer for Hydro Soil Services, part of DEME. In subsequent positions, Luc Vandenbulcke has worked on projects in various European countries. He is the founder and was the CEO of GeoSea NV (currently known as DEME Offshore Holding NV), a fast-growing entity within the DEME Group which is a pioneer in the construction of offshore wind farms. On 1 January 2019, Luc Vandenbulcke became CEO of DEME NV.
  • Hugo

    Hugo Bouvy

    (º1970, Dutch)

    Managing Director – Offshore Energy

    Hugo Bouvy graduated as a Civil Engineer at the Technical University of Delft, where he also obtained a degree in Offshore Engineering. He began his career as an Installation and Project Engineer at various locations in the Gulf of Mexico. Hugo Bouvy was Area Manager for the DEME dredging activity line in the Indian subcontinent and in the Middle East. In 2011, he became a member of the DEME Management Team and became a director of several entities within the DEME Group. Since 2019, he is a member of the Executive Committee of DEME.
  • Eric

    Eric Tancré

    (º1960, Belgian)

    Managing Director Dredging, Managing Director Infra

    Eric Tancré graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1983 at the Catholic University of Louvain (U.C.L.). He was briefly an assistant professor at the same university before joining FRANKI SA. In 1993 he started working for DEME, for the subsidiary Ecoterres SA as Operations Manager. In 2000 he became Area Manager of the Northern European countries for Dredging International NV where he had commercial and operational responsibilities. In 2006, he became a member of the DEME Management Team and in 2018, he was appointed as Area Director of Europe as well as General Manager of the Infra activities of DEME. A year later, in 2019, he became a member of the Executive Committee of DEME.
  • Iwens

    Christopher Iwens

    (º1968, Belgian)

    Managing Director Dredging

    Christopher Iwens graduated as a Master of Science in Environmental Sanitation from the University of Ghent in 1992. He began his professional voyage in the environmental business before joining DEME in 1997. After several operational management positions on projects in Belgium, Africa and Germany, he spearheaded DEME’s dredging and offshore renewables expansion in Germany and North Europe in various management positions and as director of a number of subsidiaries within the DEME Group. In 2020 he assumed the position of Area Director for Asia Pacific and became a member of the DEME Management Team. In 2023, he was appointed as Managing Director Dredging and became a member of the Executive Committee of DEME.
  • Stijn

    Stijn Gaytant

    (º1976, Belgian)

    Chief Financial Officer

    With effect from May 2024, Stijn Gaytant has been CFO of DEME Group NV. In this capacity, he is also a member of the Executive Committee of DEME. Stijn graduated in 2001 as a Commercial Engineer (specializing in business economics and strategy) from KU Leuven. Over the subsequent years, he also successfully participated in management programs at INSEAD and Vlerick. Through his more than two decades of successful experience at DEME – the majority of which involved him being based overseas - Stijn has acquired profound levels of business understanding through a variety of expert and leadership functions across multiple projects, activity lines, and regions. Before he was officially appointed as CFO in 2024, Stijn became Head of Finance for DEME’s activities in the Asia Pacific region in 2013, where he oversaw first-hand the further worldwide expansion of the DEME Offshore segment in Taiwan. He also supervised and managed the large projects in Australia of Wheatstone and TTP1 in Singapore during that period.