Karel Van Gutte has been named as secretary general of the Belgian Association of Pension Institutions (BAPI).
BAPI said his appointment will strengthen its aim to further spread development of the second pillar and the paritarian management of occupational pension plans. He will take up the role from Monday 1 August 2011.
Van Gutte was previously national secretary of the national trade union of the metal and textile industry (ACV-CSC METEA) and administrator of the industry-wide pension fund of the metal workers, (SEFOCAM), a member of the supervisory committee of the industry wide pension plans for electricians and chairman of the ACV-Metal Pension Fund.
He has also been active within the board of directors and the executive committee of BAPI for several years. The association is the umbrella organisation for organisers of occupational pension plans and pension funds.
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