Our Management Committee operates at several levels. Its scope of action ranges from strategic thinking to daily management.

The Sibelga Management Committee, an important body in our corporate governance, is currently comprised of seven people. Since February 2022, Inne Mertens has been the Chief Executive Officer

The Management Committee's powers

Under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer, our Management Committee is responsible for the following: 

  • developing Sibelga's strategy and submitting it to the Steering Committee; 
  • implementing risk management and internal control systems;
  • making all decisions regarding the organisational structure
  • approving all company procedures;
  • ensuring the operational management of Sibelga (the distribution system operator) and its subsidiary BNO (Belgian Network Operations, the company that employs the Sibelga Group's personnel).

The Chief Executive Officer's role

The Chief Executive Officer has several duties. The main ones are:

  • heading up the Management Committee;  
  • deciding on the allocation of responsibilities among the Management Committee members;
  • presiding over the preparation of proposals for decisions submitted to the Board of Directors and the Steering Committee.

The composition of the Management Committee

Our Management Committee is comprised of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and six directors. 

  • CEO
    Inne Mertens
  • Chief Talent & Legal Officer
    Raphaël LEFERE
  • Chief Grid Operations Officer
    Alain VANNERUM
  • Chief Financial Officer
    Laurent COPPENS
  • Chief ITBT Officer
    Herbert CARRACILLO
  • Chief Client Officer
    Catherine GAUDISSART
  • Chief Market & Asset Officer
    Alain PIRET

CEO
Inne Mertens

Chief Corporate & HR Officer
Raphaël LEFERE

Chief Grid Operations Officer
Alain VANNERUM

Chief Financial Officer
Laurent COPPENS

Chief ITBT Officer
Herbert CARRACILLO

Chief Client Officer
Catherine GAUDISSART

Chief Market & Asset Officer
Alain PIRET