GUY DE SELLIERS
Guy de Selliers has been a director since May 2011. He more than 35 years experience in international finance and business. He is currently President and co-founder of HCF International Advisers Ltd., a corporate finance advisory firm focused on the mining and metals industry. Mr. de Selliers is on the board, audit committee and finance committee of Solvay S.A., a leading European chemical group (Euronext listed). He is Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the risk and capital committee of Ageas S.A., a European based insurance group with activities in Europe and Asia (Euronext listed). He is on the board and Chairman of the audit committee of AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (a Euronext listed Dutch company). He is a director of I-Pulse Inc. and Wessex Grain Ltd. (privately held companies) and on the Advisory Board of Pamplona Private Equity. Mr. de Selliers is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Partners in Hope (a charity based in the United Kingdom) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Renewable Energy Foundation.
Mr. de Selliers started his career in June 1977 at the World Bank in the mining division following which he worked at Lehman Brothers, as Senior Vice President, International Investment Banking. In July 1990 he became part of the team responsible for creating the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Mr. de Selliers was Vice Chairman of the Credit Committee and a member of the EBRD’s Executive Committee. After leaving EBRD in December 1997, Mr. de Selliers served as Chief Executive of MC-BBL Eastern Holdings, until its sale where upon he joined Robert Fleming and Co. Limited as board member and Chairman, Eastern Europe. He also acted as expert advisor to the European Commission on a number of issues.
Mr. de Selliers earned a Master’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Louvain.