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Independent Director and Member of the Appointments, Compensation and Governance Committee
Sophie Dutordoir is an independent director of BNP Paribas Fortis and BPost in Belgium.
She began her career in July 1984 as spokeswoman and advisor to the Belgian Prime Minister, before occupying the same position for the Ministers of Finance and Education. In 1990, she joined Electrabel and Tractebel where she last served as General Manager of Marketing and Sales, member of the General Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Electrabel Customer Solutions. In May 2007, she was appointed Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Fluxys, an independent operator of the LNG terminal and natural gas transmission system in Belgium. In 2009, she returned to the Electrabel group where she served until December 31, 2013 as Chief Executive Officer and director of Electrabel (Belgium) and Chair of the Board and director of Electrabel Customer Solutions (Belgium). Up to this time, she was also a director of GDF Suez Energie Deutschland (Germany) and member of the Executive Board of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium.
Sophie Dutordoir holds a graduate degree and doctorate in Romance philology from the University of Ghent and a Certificate in Economic, Financial and Tax Sciences from the Economische Hogeschool Sint-Aloysius (EHSAL) school in Brussels.