Bekaert has appointed Taoufiq Boussaid as CFO succeeding Frank Vromant, who took on the role of interim CFO in November last year.

Boussaid started his career in international finance with an initial ten-year period as audit manager with Ernst & Young in France and The Coca-Cola Company in the US.

From 2004 to 2007, he held several finance roles with United Technologies Corporation, first as corporate controller EMEA and subsequently as CFO for their Carrier Heating Systems business in Europe.

In 2007, Taoufiq joined Bombardier Transportation, where he progressively moved up through the finance organisation in different geographies to his most recent position of VP Finance for EMEA and Asia Pacific.

He has also held operational responsibilities, running the French and North African businesses of Bombardier Transportation.

Bekaert recently announced organisational and leadership changes. The new leadership team is composed of Bekaert executives and externally recruited managers. 

Arnaud Lesschaeve joined Bekaert on 1 June as divisional CEO, Rubber Reinforcement, while Juan Carlos Alonso was apppointed on 1 July as chief strategy officer.

The appointment of Boussaid as CFO completes the new leadership team.