Curd Vandekerckhove (°1965) joined the Bekaert Group in 1989. He started his career with the company as a Total Quality Management consultant. In 1991, Curd was selected by the European Commission to attend an 18-month Executive Training Program in Japan.
Curd Vandekerckhove then has taken up several management positions in Bekaert Asia during 13 years and was based in Tokyo, Kobe, Singapore and Shanghai. He transferred back to Europe in 2004, to become the General Manager of Bekaert Carding Solutions and subsequently of the Bekaert Sawing Wire activity platform.
On 1 September 2012, Curd Vandekerckhove was appointed Executive Vice President Bekaert North Asia and South East Asia, and became member of the Bekaert Group Executive. On 1 April 2016 he became Executive Vice President Bekaert North Asia and Global Operations.
In March 2018 Curd became Executive Vice President of Global Operations, including responsibilities for Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing & Functional Excellence on a global level, a role which further extended as Chief Operations Officer.
Curd was appointed Divisional CEO of the Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group in August 2019.
Curd Vandekerckhove obtained a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (1988) and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics (1989), both at KUL, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.