Koenraad Van der Elst started his career as a barrister at the Bar of Dendermonde in 1984.|
He was a practitioner for 6 years. Afterwards, he joined the Law Firm of Dechert Price & Rhoads as legal counsel.
In 1991, Mr. Van der Elst joined Fortis Bank were he worked more than 11 years, the majority
of which as director of 'legal documentation' in the Investment Banking department.
From 2002 to 2005 he was Secretary General & General Counsel of the Punch group and member of the Executive Committee. Punch International is a Belgian company, listed on Euronext Brussels.
In 2004 he also became President of the Supervisory Board (‘Raad van Commissarissen’) of Punch Technix, a company listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
Mr. Van der Elst was heavily involved in the AIM listing of the graphic division of
Punch International, Punch Graphix. Punch Graphix is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange since the beginning of May 2005. Mr. Van der Elst served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Punch Graphix until September 2005.
He also served as Secretary General and member of the Executive Committee of Koramic Investment Group and as financial advisor at the independent ‘corporate finance’ house “Verbaere, De Clercq & Partners” (www.vdp.be).
Since June 1, 2007, Koenraad serves as Executive Vice President Legal & General Counsel at METRIS, a company listed on Euronext Brussels