Executive Committee

  • Marnix GALLE *

    Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors,
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Chairman of the Nomination Committee,
    Chairman of the Executive Committee,
    Chairman of the Investment Committee.

    Completed a “Bachelor Degree in Arts & Sciences” in Economics at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisana, USA. He began his professional career at Cegos Belgium in 1987 as a consultant and made his first steps in real estate in 1989 (family portfolio) until 2002. He created his own company ALLFIN in 2001, which became one of Belgium’s leading real estate developers. ALLFIN Group acquired in 2014 a 29% stake in IMMOBEL, listed on Euronext Stock Exchange since 1863. ALLFIN and IMMOBEL merged in 2016 after which he became its Executive Chairman. He is also Chairman of Urban Land Institute Belgium (2015-2018) as well as Director, Member and Trustee of several leading European and American associations. He is married to Michèle SIOEN; they have six children.

    * Mandate executed by the company A³ Management bvba, represented by Mr Marnix GALLE.

  • Johan BOHETS *

    General Counsel,
    Member of the Executive Committee.

    Johan started his career as a transactional and finance lawyer with a UK magic circle firm, before joining the European Investment Fund in 2005. In 2006, he joined the Dexia Group as Head of Legal M&A department and became Deputy General counsel in 2009 and General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of the Dexia Group and member of the Management Board in 2012. In 2016, he was appointed Chief Risk Officer and executive member of the Board of Directors of Dexia. Johan holds a Master’s degree in law and a corporate finance degree from the Catholic University of Louvain (KU Leuven) and a Master’s degree in Finance from the Solvay Business School.

    * Mandate executed by the company Moirai Management BVBA, represented by Mr Johan BOHETS.

  • Karel BREDA *

    Chief Financial Officer,
    Member of the Executive Committee.

    Before joining IMMOBEL on August 1st, 2018, he was Managing Director Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey for Engie Solar based in Dubai and India. After studying Applied Economics at KU Leuven and obtaining an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, he began his professional career in 1999 driving a few internet start-ups in Europe. In 2002, he joined GDF Suez (now Engie) where he held various leadership positions in M&A and Project Finance in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2011, he was promoted to become Chief Financial Officer for the South Asia, Middle East and Africa region based in Dubai and in 2014 for Engie E&P in The Netherlands.

    * Mandate executed by the company KB Financial Services BVBA, represented by Mr Karel BREDA.

  • Adel Yahia *

    Chief Development Officer,
    Member of the Executive Committee.

    Joined IMMOBEL in December 2017 as Chief Operating Officer in charge of Development, Construction, Sales and Landbanking. He worked for AG Real Estate since 2015 as Head of the Residential department and was also Co-Head of Development. Between 2010 and 2015 he worked for Matexi as Head of different business units. He began his career in 2004 as a real estate developer and also worked in real estate investment banking. He completed his law degree at KU Leuven and his Master degree in General Management (PUB) at Vlerick Management School. He obtained a Master in Real Estate (Postgraduaat Vastgoedkunde) at the KU Leuven in 2006 and graduated in 2014 from the Executive Program in Real Estate at the Solvay Business School (ULB). He lectures at the KU Leuven since 2010 and at the Solvay Business School since 2015.

    * Mandate executed by the company Adel Yahia Consult BVBA, represented by Mr Adel YAHIA.