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Ludwig Criel has been Chairman of Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association (RBSA) since 2016 .

He has been a Director of CMB since 1991 and of Exmar since listing in 2003. He held various management positions within the Almabo/Exmar Group and in 1991 became Chief Financial Officer of CMB nv, one of the oldest and biggest shipowning companies in Antwerp. At present, he is also a member and Chairman of the Executive Committee of CMB nv.

Ludwig Criel is member of the board and chairman of DPG Media and has been a Board Member and Chairman of Petercam nv as well. After the merger with Banque Degroof, he was a board member of Banque Degroof Petercam. Since 2018 he is Chairman of the board of Banque Degroof Petercam.

In 1999, he became Managing Director of the Wah Kwong Group in Hong Kong until 2004. He is still a member of the board of the Wah Kwong Shipping Group.

Ludwig graduated from the University of Ghent with a degree in Applied Economic Sciences and also holds a degree in Management (Vlerick School of Management).