Due to its status as ‘vzw’ (non-profit organization), VIB has the advantage of being an incorporated organization. The non-profit organization’s most senior body is the general assembly. The general assembly meets at least once a year. During this meeting they need to approve the institutes’ annual activity  report of the previous year and  the next financial year’s budget.

The general meeting is also authorized to:

  • change the organization’s articles of association,
  • approve the accounts and budgets;
  • and appoint and revoke general assembly members.

The general assembly consists of 35 members. A distinction is made between 6 affiliations: Flemish universities, Flemish scientific institutes, Flemish industry, Flemish employee organization representatives, Flemish industry and the Flemish government.

Flemish university delegates

  • Luc Moens, Ghent University
  • Ignace Lemahieu, Ghent University
  • Mike Nachtegael, Ghent University
  • Bart Nuttin, KU Leuven
  • Gerard Govers, KU Leuven
  • Chris Van Geet, KU Leuven
  • Gert Desmet,  Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Nic Van Craen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Jean-Pierre Timmermans, University of Antwerp
  • Anne Adams, University of Antwerp
  • Piet Stinissen, UHasselt

 Flemish scientific institute representatives

  • Joris Relaes, ILVO
  • Saskia Decuypere, Institute for Tropical Medicine
  • Roger Dijkmans, VITO
  • Griet Nuytinck, Anacura

Flemish industrial high school representatives

  • Kris Willems, Belgium Campus
  • Ilse Beck, Odisee Hogeschool
  • Koen Goethals, HoGent

Flemish industry delegates

  • Wim Ottevaere, Ablynx
  • Staf Van Reet, Viziphar Biosciences
  • Jürgen Logemann, CropDesign
  • Luc De Baere, Organic Waste Systems
  • Tom De Ceuster, Group De Ceuster
  • Tom Aelbrecht, Janssen Pharmaceutica
  • Helena Vandebeeck, Siat Group
  • Jo Dalle, Sanofi Genzyme
  • Koen Quaghebeur, Globachem
  • Johan Botterman, Bayer Bioscience
  • Geert Jannes, Fujirebio Europe nv
  • Patrik De Haes, Oxurion
  • Caroline Van der Heyden, Boerenbond
  • Christina Takke, V-Bio Ventures
  • Leen Limbourg, Atoms & Art
  • Els Beirnaert, Aelin Therapeutics
  • André Roef, Bayer CropScience SA-NV
  • Ajit Shetty

 Flemish employee organization representatives

  • Koen Repriels, ACV
  • Vincent Van Der Haegen, ACLVB
  • Peter Hertog, ABVV

 Flemish government delegates

  • Dieter Deforce, UGent
  • Danielle Raspoet, Vlaamse Raad voor Wetenschapsbeleid
  • Liselotte De Vos, EWI