21 Nov Roland Duchâtelet, Entrepreneur
Roland Duchâtelet worked for several enterprises in Belgium and Germany before becoming a self-employed entrepreneur in the nineties.
Between 2007 and 2010 he was a member of the Belgian Senate.
He initiated two important crisis measures:
- the possibility of temporary unemployment for employees
- and the possibility for enterprises to pay their payroll tax with a delay of 3 months. The latter measure gave instant credit tot 110 000 companies, without requiring extra administration.
During this period, Roland Duchâtelet was a very active member of the parliamentary commission on the financial crisis.
He is shareholder and board member of several enterprises among which Melexis and X-FAB. Duchâtelet holds a degree in electronic engineering and applied economics and an MBA from the University of Leuven.