Philippe joined H+K in September 2015 as Senior Executive Advisor. As former Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE, Philippe brings to H+K a wealth of experience with EU economic, policy and regulatory issues. His extensive network of contacts, both in industry as well as in EU and national governments and administrations, is unrivalled.
Philippe is Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, President of Belgian Business for Europe (VBO/FEB) and visiting professor at the College of Europe.
He has been Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE the Confederation of European companies for 10 years, from 2002 to 2012. Previously, from 1987 to 2001, he was CEO of Agoria, a Belgian multi-sector federation for the technology industry, after holding other management positions within the federation since joining it in 1971.
Phillippe is an Eisenhower Fellow (Belgium, MNP 86)
He is a member of the Board of Directors of ING Belgium and formerly of BASF Antwerp; Chairman of the Fund of Patronage of ING Belgium and member of the Board of the Queen Elisabeth College of Music.
Philippe de Buck is Doctor in Law from the University of Leuven. He has also studied tax and accounting at the Ecole Supérieure de Sciences Fiscales (ICHEC) in Brussels.