Bruno earned a MSc in Electromechanical Engineering from Louvain University in 1983 and joined Bekaert in 1985. He held several positions in quality and manufacturing before expatriating to Chile in 1993 as Operations Manager to lead the modernization and expansion program of the local JV. After returning to Belgium in 1999, he assumed global P&L responsibility for several of the Bekaert Wire businesses. In 2008 he became SVP, responsible for the high end niche Stainless Technologies business unit. Before joining the BBRG Executive team as Chief Integration Officer, during 2 years Bruno led the Bekaert Group Business Development department.