Emiel Philipsen has a master degree in Economics since 1978. After a career in audit at Deloitte in Belgium, Africa & Asia, he joined Emerson Electric as Internal Audit Manager. Later on Mr. Philipsen served as CFO of Ridge Tool Europe, Center Parcs and Randstad Belgium. Since 1997, Mr. Philipsen held serveral management positions within Group Machiels including the business development of the South-American activities of Group Machiels. Currently Mr. Philipsen holds various Board positions within Group Machiels.