Luc Vankemmelbeke joined Bekaert in 1993 after graduating from Ghent University with a major in Civil Engineering.
After working 13 years in various operational functions in Belgium, Luc moved to Slovakia, where he was responsible for the Wire plant from January 2007 until mid-2012. Transforming a brownfield to a high performing manufacturing footprint with the local team while doubling the size of the plant to over 1000 people.
From mid-2012 until mid-2014, Luc was responsible for Global Product Market Management and Technology for the Industrial Steel Wires.
From May 2014 till May 2017 Luc was as SVP responsible for the Industrial and Specialty Steel Wire business and the operations of Building products in EMEA, in total around 2500 people and 600 mio € turnover. He was also country manager for Belgium until end of 2016
From June 2017 until now, he was Chief Transformation Officer Fit for Growth, the global transformation program to develop the functions into effective and efficient business partners.