Press Release: Olaf Tschimpke appointed to VGP Foundation’s Board of Directors
Antwerp, Belgium. February 21, 2020: The VGP Foundation, a registered Belgian private foundation founded by VGP, a leading pan-European developer, manager and owner of high-quality logistics and semi-industrial real estate, today announced the appointment of Olaf Tschimpke as new member to its Board of Directors. In his role, Mr. Tschimpke will oversee projects related to the protection of the environment, one the three key areas of focus for the VGP Foundation.
Olaf Tschimpke joins the VGP Foundation’s Board following the appointment of Jan Van Geet, CEO of VGP, to the Board of Directors. The foundation was established in 2019 to fund European projects that support child and youth education, the preservation and creation of biospheres as well as the protection of European cultural heritage. It acts in complete freedom and independent of VGP’s operative business.
Interview with Jan Van Geet
The VGP Foundation was founded in 2019. It is the aim to use the proceeds of the Foundation’s assets to fund projects that support children and young people, preserve and create biospheres for endangered species, and protect European cultural assets.
Mr Van Geet, when you announced your company’s annual results for 2018, you announced the creation of your own foundation. What prompted you to take this step?
As a European developer, operator and owner of high-quality logistics and commercial real estate, VGP is in constant competition. Our customers and shareholders are entitled to always expect our company to operate effectively and cost-consciously. We are happy to meet this challenge daily. As a European company, we also feel the responsibility to give something back to society, regardless of the contribution we already make as a company in the context of our daily activities.