Thomas Leysen is a Belgian businessperson who has been at the helm of 14 different companies and holds the position of Chairman for Umicore, Chairman for European Friends of Versailles, Chairman at Mediahuis NV and Chairman at Mediahuis Partners NV. Mr. Leysen is also on the board of Koninklijke DSM NV, Independent News & Media Group Ltd., B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. KGaA and Rubens House Museum and Chairman at Fondation Roi Baudouin-Koning Boudewijnstichting, Chairman of Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce, Chairman for Rubenianum Fund, Member of The Trilateral Commission, Member of European Round Table of Industrialists and Vice President at Vrienden van het Rubenshuis vzw.
In his past career Mr. Leysen was Independent Chairman of KBC Group NV and Chairman at KBC Insurance NV (a subsidiary of KBC Group NV), Chairman at Agoria VZW, Chairman of VUMmedia, Chief Executive Officer of Transcor (Energy) Corp., Chairman of Federation of Enterprises in Belgium and Chairman of European Association of Metals.
Mr. Leysen received a graduate degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.