| Daniel Janssen |
(businessman, Belgian nobility)
|Born||15 April 1936|
|Alma mater||Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Harvard Business School|
|Parents|| • Charles-Emmanuel Janssen|
• Maya Boël
|Member of||Bilderberg/Steering committee, Club of Rome, European Round Table of Industrialists, The 1001 Club, Trilateral Commission|
Bilderberg Steering committee Belgian business leader
Daniel Emmanuel Adrien René Marie Ghislain baron Janssen is a Belgian businessman. He was a member of the Bilderberg Executive Committee, the Trilateral Commission the European Round Table of Industrialists and the Club of Rome.
Janssen is a member of the aristocratic Janssen family and a son of Baron Charles-Emmanuel Janssen (1907-1985), vice-chairman of the Generale Bank and chairman of the Union Chimique Belge (UCB), and lady Maya Boël (1909-1996), daughter of senator and industrialist baron Pol-Clovis Boël (1868-1941). In 1970 he married lady Thérèse Bracht (1948), daughter of Baron Charles-Victor Bracht (1915-1978), the kidnapped and then murdered Antwerp industrialist. They have three sons; his eldest son Nicolas Janssen married Countess Hélène d'Udekem d'Acoz (1979), sister of Mathilde, Queen of Belgium, in 2011.
Janssen graduated as a civil engineer in nuclear physics from the ULB. From 1959 to 1960 he was a member of the cabinet to European Commissioner Paul De Groote, after which he obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School. He then joined the Union Chimique Belge (UCB) where he ended his career as CEO from 1975 to 1984, before becoming CEO of Solvay. On June 4, 1998 he succeeded his cousin Yves Boël there as chairman of the board of directors.
He was also chairman of the Federation Chemical Industry of Belgium (FCN) from 1976 to 1979 and chairman of the Federation of Belgian Enterprises (FEB) from 1981 to 1984. He succeeded Frans Van den Bergh in this capacity, he was succeeded by André Leysen himself. Finally, from 1991 to 1992, he was president of the European Council of Industry Chimique (CEFIC).
He was also a director of Sofina and Générale de Banque and sat on various academic and philanthropic councils at ULB/VUB, the Hoover Foundation, the Solvay Brussels School, the Club de Rome, the Francqui foundation, the Belgian American Education Foundation.
Janssen is a Grand Officer in the Order of Leopold and Commander in the Order of the Crown and in the Order of Leopold II. In 1985 he obtained the personal title of baron and in 2005 this title was extended to all his descendants.
At some date since 2017, Wikipedia removed his English article, presumably for "not being notable" enough.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1969||9 May 1969||11 May 1969||Denmark|
|The 18th Bilderberg meeting, with 85 participants|
|Bilderberg/1970||17 April 1970||19 April 1970||Switzerland|
|the 19th Bilderberg meeting, in Switzerland.|
|Bilderberg/1971||23 April 1971||25 April 1971||US|
|The 20th Bilderberg, 89 guests|
|Bilderberg/1972||21 April 1972||23 April 1972||Belgium|
Hotel La Reserve
|The 21st Bilderberg, 102 guests. It spawned the Trilateral Commission.|
|Bilderberg/1973||11 May 1973||13 May 1973||Sweden|
|The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.|
|Bilderberg/1974||19 April 1974||21 April 1974||France|
Hotel Mont d' Arbois
|The 23rd Bilderberg, held in France|
|Bilderberg/1975||25 April 1975||27 April 1975||Turkey|
Golden Dolphin Hotel
|The 24th Bilderberg Meeting, 98 guests|
|Bilderberg/1977||22 April 1977||24 April 1977||Imperial Hotel|
|The 25th Bilderberg, held in Torquay, England.|
|Bilderberg/1979||27 April 1979||29 April 1979||Austria|
Clubhotel Schloss Weikersdorf
|27th Bilderberg, 95 guests, Austria|
|Bilderberg/1980||18 April 1980||20 April 1980||Germany|
|The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror|
|Bilderberg/1981||15 May 1981||17 May 1981||Switzerland|
|The 29th Bilderberg|
|Bilderberg/1983||13 May 1983||15 May 1983||Canada|
|The 31st Bilderberg, held in Canada|
|Bilderberg/1984||11 May 1984||13 May 1984||Sweden|
|The 32nd Bilderberg, held in Sweden|
|Bilderberg/1985||10 May 1985||12 May 1985||New York|
Arrowwood of Westchester
|The 33rd Bilderberg, held in Canada|
|Bilderberg/1995||8 June 1995||11 June 1995||Greece|
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
|The 43rd Bilderberg. Held at the Burgenstock Hotel in Burgenstock, Switzerland.|
|Bilderberg/2000||1 June 2000||4 June 2000||Belgium|
|The 48th Bilderberg, 94 guests|