Dirk was appointed as Vice Chairman for AMEA Power in June 2017 and brings with him a wealth of industry experience.
He began his career in 1971 with the Belgian power company Intercom, where from 1971 to 1991 he held various supervisory and managerial positions at the Baudour, Ruien and Zwevegem power stations.
Following the merger between Intercom, Unerg and EBES into Electrabel in 1990, he became Head of Electrabel’s conventional generation, and in 1994 of generation for the company as a whole including the responsibility over 5000MW of nucleair. He was also appointed to the Electrabel Management Committee, and as Chairman of the Board of Laborelec and Recybel, and director of several companies, including Synatom, Belgonucléaire, Twinerg (Luxembourg), Rosen and Alpenergie (Italy), and Electrabel Nederland.
In 2000, Dirk became CEO of Tractebel Electricity & Gas International and member of the Tractebel General Management Committee. He was appointed Executive Vice President of SUEZ in charge of the international energy business line in 2003. In March 2009, he became Executive Vice President of GDF SUEZ in charge of the Energy Europe & International Business Line. He was appointed Chairman of the International Power Board in 2011 following the combination of International Power and GDF SUEZ Energy International. In September 2013, he also became Advisor to Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of GDF SUEZ. In November 2014 he became CEO of the European Energy business line....... He retired from his operational activities in Engie early 2016.