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BLCCJ Board of Directors 2022-2023

BLCCJ Board of Directors 2022-2023

Yesterday the BLCCJ held its annual General Assembly at the Natixis Japan Securities office. Activities and accounting for 2021 YTD, and activity calendar and budget for 2022 were approved by the attending members (incl. proxies). Also the revision of our Constitution & By-Laws was approved.


Furthermore the members elected a new Board of Directors.
All 11 current Directors were re-elected, and we are pleased to also welcome Mr. Samuel Blondel (IKEA Japan) and Mr. Kazuma Kato (Keiwa Sogo Law Offices) to the Board.


The BLCCJ Board of Directors effective as of January 1st, 2022, is as follows:

-Mr. Jo Anseeuw, Managing Director, Materialise Japan K.K.
-Mr. Jean-Pierre Bernardino, President and Representative Director, Puratos Japan Co., Ltd
-Mr. Samuel Blondel, Country Business Navigator, IKEA Japan
-Mr. Jérôme Chouchan, CEO, Godiva Japan, South Korea, Australia/New Zealand and Manufacture Belge de Chocolats
-Mr. Jan De Bock, Managing Partner, Trainspot K.K.
-Mr. Laurent Depus, SMBC Trust Bank
-Mr. Kevin Dethoor, former FunLife
-Mr. Christopher Gilot, Research Department, Technova Inc.
-Mr. Kazumasa Imoto, President, Solvay Japan
-Mr. Hironori Kato, Representative Director Barco Japan; Barco Co., Ltd.
-Mr. Kazuma Kato, Partner, Keiwa Sogo Law Offices
-Mr. Frederic Lucron, General Manager, Hilton Osaka
-Mr. Fabrice Tilot, President, Triple-A Management Co., Ltd

Their term runs till December 31st, 2023 (2 years).

The 13 Directors will decide amongst themselves by the end of this year who will be President, Vice-President(s), Treasurer and Secretary-General.