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Hugo Van Geet appointed member of VGP Foundation’s Board of Directors

Antwerp, Belgium. May 22, 2020: The VGP Foundation, a registered Belgian private foundation founded by VGP today announced the nomination of Hugo Van Geet as a new member to its Board of Directors.

Hugo Van Geet has a lifetime career as a Certified Public Accountant (Bedrijfsrevisor, Wirtschaftsprüfer). The office he created expanded over eight countries with a focus on family-owned multinational companies. Today, he is still the consultant and mentor of many of the families concerned. Mr Van Geet has a special interest in farming and classical music. Since 2010, he also serves as the President of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.

Press release: Tereza Van Malderen nominated as member of VGP Foundation’s Board of Directors

Antwerp, Belgium. May 12, 2020: The VGP Foundation, a registered Belgian private foundation founded by VGP today announced the nomination of Tereza Van Malderen as a new member to its Board of Directors.

Tereza Van Malderen graduated from the Academy of Art in Prague and spent afterwards more than 20 years engaging in the world of art on many different levels.  “I feel very honoured to have the possibility to become a part of this wonderful project,” stated Tereza Van Malderen. „There is no doubt that the protection of our environment, cultural heritage, and education are truly the pillars of making this world a better place.“

Press release: Anne De Paepe nominated as member of VGP Foundation’s Board of Directors

Antwerp, Belgium. April 23, 2020:  The VGP Foundation, a registered Belgian private foundation, today announced the nomination of Professor Anne De Paepe as new member to its Board of Directors. As board member, her focus will lie on social projects, such as education and childcare, one of the key focus areas for the VGP Foundation.

The VGP 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. Anne De Paepe will join as third member of the Board of Directors, following the appointments of Jan Van Geet, CEO of VGP, and Olaf Tschimpke, whose main focus is on nature conservation.

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.

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