Representing the investment company of the Mulliez family, Board Member, Member of the Audit Committee
Benoît Legrand holds a degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a degree in Economics from the Catholic University Leuven in Belgium. He began his career as an investment banker at Bank Brussels Lambert. After having lead Private Banking and Marketing activities of ING in Poland during 4 years, he was appointed in 2007 to the Executive Board of ING Nederland and took an active part in the merger of Postbank and ING Bank.
He was appointed CEO of ING Direct France in 2010, Country CEO ING France in 2013, and eventually appointed Chairman of ING France in 2015.
In 2015, Benoît is also appointed Global Head of FinTech and subsequently Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of ING Ventures, ING’s EUR 300m Corporate Venture Capital arm which he initiated and set up. He has been Supervisory Board Member of several companies in Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Spain.
Benoît left ING in 2021 and is currently fulfilling different advisory roles in the field of Innovation and Transformation. He is a.o. Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Seawind Ocean Technology, a tech scale-up specialized in off-shore wind production.
With a rich international background, Benoît speaks 5 languages. Over the last 25+ years, he held numerous C-positions in France, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium and Singapore.