Board of Directors

Peter Leys

Executive Chairman of the Board
Peter Leys has been the Executive Chairman of Materialise since 2013. Previously, from 1990 to 2013, Mr. Leys was Corporate Finance Partner at the Brussels office of Baker & McKenzie CVBA, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. Mr. Leys lectures a mergers and acquisitio....More >>

Wilfried Vancraen

Wilfried Vancraen has served as one of our directors and as our Chief Executive Officer since founding Materialise 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. ....More >>

A Tre C CVOA represented by Johan De Lille

Johan De Lille has represented A Tre C CVOA as one of our directors since July 2006, and A Tre C CVOA has been an 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 and Group Contr....More >>

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 has served on the board since 1997. Today as executive vice president....More >>

Sander Vancraen

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Jürgen Ingels

Jürgen Ingels has served as one of our independent directors since November 2013. Mr. Ingels is the Founder and Managing Partner of SmartFin Capital, a growth stage private equity fund that was set up in December 2014. In October 2014, Mr. Ingels sold Clear2Pay NV/S.A., a global innovative payments so....More >>

Jozef Van der Sloten

Jozef Vander Sloten has served as one of our directors since January 2007. Mr. Vander Sloten is a tenured professor at the Faculty of Engineering Science, KU Leuven and has chaired the Division of Biomechanics for two terms from 2006 to 2014. He chaired the Leuven Medical Technology Centre (L-MTC), wh....More >>

Lieve Verplancke

Lieve Verplancke has served as one of our independent directors 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....More >>

Bart Luyten

Bart Luyten has served as one of our independent directors since 2017 and also served as a director between 2012 and 2015. Mr. Luyten is the Founder and Managing Partner of SmartFin Capital, a private equity fund investing in growth stage technology companies. Previously Mr. Luyten was the Founder and....More >>

Volker Hammes

Mr. Hammes, 55, has served as a Managing Director of BASF New Business GmbH (“BASF New Business”), a subsidiary of BASF SE, the German chemical conglomerate (FWB: BAS) ("BASF"), since January 2016 and a Managing Director of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, another subsidiary of BASF, since August 2017....More >>