Thomas Leysen is a Belgian businessperson who has been at the helm of 14 different companies. Presently, Mr. Leysen occupies the position of Chairman at Umicore, Chairman of European Friends of Versailles, Chairman at Mediahuis NV and Chairman at Mediahuis Partners NV. Mr. Leysen is also on the board of Koninklijke DSM NV, Independent News & Media Group Ltd., B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. KGaA and Rubens House Museum and Chairman at Rubenianum Fund, Chairman at Fondation Roi Baudouin-Koning Boudewijnstichting, Chairman for Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce, Vice President at Vrienden van het Rubenshuis vzw, Member of The Trilateral Commission and Member of European Round Table of Industrialists.
In his past career Thomas Leysen occupied the position of Independent Chairman of KBC Group NV and Chairman at KBC Insurance NV (a subsidiary of KBC Group NV), Chairman of Agoria VZW, Chairman at VUMmedia, Chief Executive Officer for Transcor (Energy) Corp., Chairman for European Association of Metals and Chairman at Federation of Enterprises in Belgium.
He received a graduate degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.