Corporate Governance - Biography

Hilde Ingelaere


Hilde Ingelaere co-founded Materialise in 1990, together with the company’s CEO, Wilfried Vancraen. In her early years at Materialise, Ms. Ingelaere managed several staff departments including human resources, finance and legal. She served as executive vice president until 2023 and played an important role in strategic negotiations with a focus on partnerships and applications in the medical domain. She has served on the board since 1997. Before joining Materialise, Ms. Ingelaere conducted cardiovascular clinical research at Bristol-Myers Squibb from 1986 to 1989. She then worked as a business analyst with Plant Genetic Systems from 1989 to 1992. Ms. Ingelaere holds a Master’s degree in Bioengineering from KU Leuven, where she focused on Biotechnology, and a Master in Business Administration from KU Leuven.