Board of Directors

Peter Leys

Executive Chairman of the Board
Peter Leys has served as a Director and Executive Chairman since 2013. Previously, from 1990 to 2013, Mr. Leys was at the Brussels office of Baker & McKenzie CVBA, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. Mr. Leys became an International Partner of Baker & McKenzie CV....More >>

Wilfried Vancraen

Wilfried Vancraen has served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer since Materialise was founded in July 1990. Mr. Vancraen previously worked as a Research Engineer and Consultant at the Research Institute of the Belgian Metalworking Industry, where he was introduced to 3D printing. Passionate abo....More >>

A Tre C CVOA represented by Johan De Lille

Johan De Lille has represented A Tre C CVOA as a Director since July 2006 and has been the non-executive and independent Director of Materialise since 2006. Mr. De Lille started his professional career as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1988. In 1994, he became Vice President & Group Controll....More >>

Ailanthus NV represented by Hilde Ingelaere

Hilde Ingelaere has represented Ailanthus NV as a Director since December 1997 and has served as an Executive Vice President since January 2011. Since joining Materialise in 1993, Ms. Ingelaere has managed several staff departments, including human resources, finance and legal. Ms. Ingelaere currently....More >>

Pol Ingelaere

Pol Ingelaere has served as a Director since 2011. Since 1981, Mr. Ingelaere has been involved in education and the sciences, and teaching physics, chemistry and biology to final grade college students in Belgium. In 1981, Mr. Ingelaere was appointed as an inspector for all science teachers in West Fl....More >>

Jürgen Ingels

Jürgen Ingels has served as a Director since November 2013. In 2001, Mr. Ingels founded Clear2Pay NV/S.A., a global innovative payments software technology company, whose clients include global and major regional financial institutions such as ING Group, Banco Santander, S.A., Crédit Agricole S.A., BN....More >>

Jos Van der Sloten

Jos Van der Sloten has served as a Director since January 2007. Mr. Van der Sloten has served as a Full Professor and Chair of the Division of Biomechanics at KULeuven University since 2006 and chairs the Leuven Medical Technology Centre (L-MTC), which he founded in 2008. Mr. Van der Sloten teaches en....More >>

Lieve Verplancke

Lieve Verplancke has served as a Director since June 2015. Ms. Verplancke began her career in 1984 with The Beecham Group (now part of GlaxoSmithKline) , and has since held key management positions with Merck & Co. , as well as Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she served as Managing Director, leading ....More >>

Bart Luyten

Bart Luyten has served as a Director since June 2017. He is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of SmartFin Capital, a European technology growth fund which has been active since 2014. Previously, Mr. Luyten was the Founder and Managing Director of Sniper Investments, Investment Director of Partners At ....More >>