Luc Coene new member of Board of Directors SN Airholding

Luc Coene, previously Governor of the National Bank of Belgium, has been elected member of the Board of Directors of SN Airholding during its last meeting on 23 April. With Coene, Brussels Airlines reinforces its board with a reputable economist and financial top expert.

Luc Coene (°1947) started his career in 1973 at the National Bank of Belgium. During his rich career he also worked for IMF, the European Commission and he was active in Belgian politics as a senator, a Cabinet Secretary and Secretary to the Council of Ministers. In 2003, the year he became he became Minister of State for his merits, he returned to the National Bank of Belgium, first as Deputy Governor, and in 2011 as Governor. He has since been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism of the European Central Bank.  Luc Coene also holds several other mandates, including Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of the Théatre Royal de la Monnaie.

During the board meeting of 23 April, he was nominated and elected new board member of SN Airholding. The board co-opted Lus Coene also as member of the Strategic Committee and the Audit Committee.


Since 23 April 2015, the Board of Directors of SN Airholding consists of following members:


Viscount and Minister of State Etienne Davignon (Chairman)

Dr Theo Peeters, Professor Emeritus KU Leuven

Mr Emmanuel van Innis, Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Engie, Board Member

Minister of State Luc Coene, Former Governor National Bank of Belgium

Dr William Willms, Vice President Finance Lufthansa Technik AG

Mr Harry Hohmeister, Chief Executive Officer Swiss International Airlines

Mr Jens Bischof, Chief Commercial Officer Lufthansa German Airlines

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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 100 destinations, whereof 23 in Africa, the continent Brussels Airlines considers its second home. Besides Africa, Brussels Airlines offers more than 90 destinations in Europe, 3 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company has over 4,000 employees and 48 aircraft operating some 250 flights daily, flying more than 9 million passengers a year to, via and from Brussels Airport. Thanks to its no compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive fares with the highest service quality.  With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the five Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is an ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is part of Eurowings and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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