Roland Duchâtelet, Entrepreneur

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.



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