Legal framework Management and control bodies

LEGAL FRAMEWORK

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Enabel is a public-law company with social purposes, established by the Law of 21 December 1998.

Its only shareholder is the Belgian State, which is represented in the General Meeting by the Minister of Development Cooperation. The relations between the Belgian State and Enabel are governed by a management contract.

Enabel’s organisational structure aims at efficient management and thorough control. The management bodies and control bodies are there to ensure this.

Management bodies

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  • General Meeting (Minister of Development Cooperation)
  • Board of Directors
  • Managing director
  • Management Committee

Control bodies

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  • Government’s Auditors (Development cooperation & Budget)
  • Board of Auditors (Court of Audit & registered auditors)
  • Internal audit

Board of Directors

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There are twelve members on Enabel's Board of Directors, including the president, who is a member by right. The Board has an equal number of Dutch-speaking and French-speaking members and an equal number of men and women. The Board members are appointed for a four-year renewable term by the Council of Ministers on the basis of their knowledge of international cooperation or management.

The Board of Directors is competent for all acts that are necessary or useful for the achievement of the social purposes of Enabel. It determines the strategy of Enabel on proposal of the executive manager and every year it approves a business plan in which the objectives and the strategy of Enabel are determined for the medium term.

  • Hannelore Beerlandt, President
  • Xavier De Cuyper
  • Brigitte Boone
  • Assita Kanko
  • Nadia Molenaers
  • Gaëlle Smet
  • Martine Van Dooren
  • Chris Verhaegen
  • Alain Coheur
  • Guido Gryseels
  • Olivier Lanotte
  • Dirk Rochtus
  • Bruno van Der Pluijm*

*The Director-general for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, Mr Bruno van Der Pluijm, represents the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in Enabel's Board of Directors. However, he is ineligible to vote.

Management Committee

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  • Mr Jean Van Wetter, Managing director
  • Mr Danny Verspreet, Director of Finances and Information & Communication Management
  • Mrs Martine Brisse, Director of Human Resources
  • Mr Christophe Maréchal, Director Operations