Famous Belgian Business People

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Martin Margiela
(Fashion designer)
Martin Margiela
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Birthdate: April 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Genk, Belgium
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Paul Bulcke
(entrepreneur)
Paul Bulcke
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Birthdate: September 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roeselare
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Alfred Loewenstein
(Banker whose wealth worth around £12 million in the 1920s)
Alfred Loewenstein
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Birthdate: March 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: July 4, 1928
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Étienne Davignon
(Former European Commissioner for Industrial Affairs and Energy (1981 - 1985))
Étienne Davignon
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Birthdate: October 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Étienne Davignon is a Belgian businessman, politician, and ex-vice-president of the European Commission. A successful businessman, Davignon is credited with co-founding Brussels Airlines. He also serves on the board of many Belgian companies.

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Gert Verhulst
(Singer-songwriter)
Gert Verhulst
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Birthdate: January 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium

Considered a Flemish cultural icon, Gert Verhulst is especially known for his contributions to children’s entertainment. Equally well-known as a presenter and entertainer, his childhood goal was to become famous and he quickly achieved that with his first show, Samson en Gert. Also a successful entrepreneur, he is a co-founder of Studio 100 and holds substantial stake in the company.   

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Edouard-Jean Empain
(Former industrialist, best known by the general public for his kidnapping in 1978)
Edouard-Jean Empain
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Birthdate: October 7, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: June 21, 2018
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John Cockerill
(Industrialist)
John Cockerill
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Birthdate: August 3, 1790
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haslingden, Lancashire Lancs, England
Died: June 9, 1840
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Alexandre Lamfalussy
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Birthdate: April 26, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kapuvár, Hungary
Died: May 9, 2015

Hungarian banker and economist Alexandre Lamfalussy was not just an Oxford doctorate but had also taught at institutes such as Yale. He was also associated with the Bank for International Settlements and was the Frankfurt-based European Monetary Institute’s first president. He had also been a BIS economic advisor.

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Leonidas Kestekides
(Founder of the internationally famous Leonidas company in Belgium)
Leonidas Kestekides
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Birthdate: 1876 AD
Birthplace: Niğde, Turkey
Died: 1948 AD
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George Arthur Forrest
(Entrepreneur, Owner of Forrest Group)
George Arthur Forrest
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Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo