Supervisory Board

Françoise Chombar

Independent member

Date appointed to Board 
26 April 2016

Master Applied Language Studies Dutch, English, Spanish - Ghent University, Belgium

Françoise Chombar is co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Melexis, a producer of smart sensor and driver semiconductors for automotive, industrial, durable consumer and health applications, where she served as Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until August 2021. She officiated previously as planning manager at Elmos GmbH and operations manager and director at several companies within the Elex group. Françoise was a mentor in the Belgian women's network Sofia for 17 years and is committed to STEM and gender balance advocacy, for which she received a Flemish Community Honor in 2019. In 2012, she was granted an Honorary Ambassadorship for Applied Languages by the University of Ghent. In 2018, she received the title of Science Fellow by the VUB, University of Brussels and in 2021 the first Medal of Honor, awarded by the Science and Technology Group of KU Leuven.

External appointments 
Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Melexis NV, Belgium
Chairwoman, Flemish STEM Platform, an independent advisory group to the government of Flanders
Independent Director, Soitec S.A., France
Independent board member of Mediafin, Belgium
Independent board member of Antwerp Management School, Belgium
Non-executive board member of Ligentec SA, Switzerland

Expiration of mandate
Annual General Meeting of 2025

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee since
26 April 2018

Member of the Sustainability Committee since
27 April 2023