Flanders Investment & Trade is an externally independent agency under public law with a Board of Directors in which representatives of the government and the business community jointly monitor and help shape how FIT carries out its duties.

This legal form offers the agency the necessary flexibility to quickly pick up signals from the business world and to be able to respond effectively to rapidly evolving global conditions.



The powers of the Board of Directors include:

  • establishing the multi-annual operational plan
  • adopting the annual report on the implementation of the business plan
  • the annual planning and medium and long-term strategy
  • the budget and financial reporting
  • the organizational structure

The board of directors meets at least once every three months.


Directors appointed by the Government of Flanders:

  • Sonja Willems, Chairman of the Board

  • Joy Donné, CEO FIT

  • Joachim Coens, Mayor Damme

Directors appointed on the recommendation of the representative organizations of employers, small businesses and employees from the Social-Economic Council - Flanders:

  • Myriam Schepers, Prefamac nv

  • Thomas Pirard, Unizo

  • Luc Luwel, VOKA – Antwerp-Waasland Chamber of Commerce

  • Koen Repriels, ACV

Independent Directors:

  • Hanan Challouki, Inclusified

  • Boris Bogaert, Xpenditure/Rydoo

  • Erik Moniquet, Moniquet & Company

  • Michaël Dooms, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Government Commissioner:

  • Charlotte Meulemeester