Franky Depickere


  • Born in 1959, in Izegem, Belgium
  • Holds a Master's degree in commercial and financial sciences from the University of Antwerp (UFSIA) and a Master’s degree in company financial management from the VLEKHO Business School.
  • Career: Following a short period at Gemeentekrediet bank, in 1982 joined the CERA group, where he spent more than 17 years. Among other things he was an internal audit inspector at CERA Bank, financial director of CERA Lease Factors Autolease, chairman of the board of Nédée België-Luxemburg, a subsidiary of CERA Bank, a member of the Management Committee of CERA Investment Bank, and finally a Managing Director at KBC Securities.Became Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Committee of F. van Lanschot Bankiers België NV in 1999, as well as group director of F.van Lanschot Bankiers Nederland. From 2005 he was also a member of the Strategic Committee of F. van Lanschot Bankiers Nederland. He has been a member of Cera’s Day-to-Day Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Cera Société de gestion and Almancora Société de gestion since 15 September 2006. As Chief Executive Officer of Cera, a co-operative with some 400.000 members, he has a particular interest in ESG issues. Cera invests in a society where there is permanent room for solidarity and equality. Cooperation, sustainable change and impact are Cera's ambition.
  • In the BoD of KBC Group: Non-executive director; Representative of core shareholders; Chairman of the Risk and Compliance Committee; Member of the Nomination Committee