On January, 28 2020, we welcomed Countess Antoinette d’Aspremont Lynden, board member of GBL and BNP Paribas Fortis. She shared her insights into her journey to become a member of the board and her views on her responsibilities as a female board member. We hope that her insights will help to empower women in their professional and social roles. Click here for the key takeaways of the event.
Antoinette d’Aspremont Lynden studied Economics at UCL. She graduated from the school of Engineering at Stanford University with a Master of Science degree in Operations Research (the only female student in a group of 250 graduates) and holds a PhD in Applied Economics.
She was a Professor at the University Charles-de-Gaulle Lille from 1990 to 2010, where she taught Accounting and Finance, and a visiting Professor at the University of Olomouc in the Czech Republic from 2009 to 2011.
She is a member of a number of Boards, including the Board of Directors of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert in Brussels, where she chairs the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas Fortis, where she also chairs the Audit Committee and she is a member of the Remuneration Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Royal Trust.
She is also active in the non-profit sector where she was a Director at the Royal Philanthropic Society in Brussels for 40 years and a Chairman of the Board for 6 years. She has been the Treasurer of the St Michael and Gudule Cathedral in Brussels for the past 30 years and has been a Member of the French-speaking jury for the Queen Paola Foundation for education for 20 years, of which 10 as the president of the jury.
She is also the recipient of several awards, including the Gold Award from the International Foundation for Computer Education in Banking and Finance (1989).