Management Committee

The Management Committee is composed of the CEO, who chairs the Management Committee, and the other members of the Management Committee. Such other members are appointed and removed by the Board of Directors upon advice of the CEO and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

The Management Committee exercises the duties assigned to it by the CEO, under the ultimate supervision of the Board of Directors. It does not constitute an executive committee (“directiecomité” / “comité de direction”) within the meaning of Article 524bis of the Belgian Companies Code. The Management Committee is an informal executive committee within the meaning of Article 96§3 of the Belgian Companies Code.

The Company's Management Committee consists of the following members:

Cyrille Ragoucy has more than 25 years’ experience in senior management positions. His last operational position, before becoming interim CEO of Balta Group nv, was as CEO of Tarmac Ltd (originally Lafarge Tarmac), a leading building materials and construction solutions firm in the UK, where he oversaw the creation of the joint venture between Lafarge SA and Anglo American as well as the integration of several acquisitions, before the entity was purchased by CRH, a large Irish construction firm in August 2015. From 1998 to 2012, Mr. Ragoucy was with Lafarge, serving as CEO of Lafarge Shui On Cement, a Chinese joint venture between Lafarge and Shui On, and CEO of Lafarge Construction Materials for Eastern Canada, among other director and executive-level posts. Currently he is also non-executive chairman of Chryso Group and non-executive director of SIG plc.
Mr. Ragoucy holds a Master of Management from the University of Paris IX (Dauphine), France.

Andy Rogiest was appointed Chief Financial Officer early June 2022. Andy has extensive experience in corporate finance and joins us from Belgian healthcare innovator Home Health Products, where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that he has held several senior functions in finance, strategy and operations at Imperial Meat Products, Ontex and PSA HNN. Andy holds a Master’s degree in Applied economics from Gent University and a Master’s in Finance from Vlerick Business School.

Charlotte Veys is the Human Resources Director for Balta Group nv. She started her career at the Balta Group in 2010, where she held various HR functions and was Compensation & Benefits manager until March 2022. Charlotte holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Leuven University.

Jay Brown, a seasoned industry executive who joined Bentley Mills as Vice President of Operations in 2020, took the helm of Bentley as President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2022. He previously held various leadership positions at Interface, a global leader in modular flooring and at Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS). Jay has 33 years of Operations and Sales experience. Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn and a Juris Doctorate from Faulkner University.

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