Guido De Clercq

Executive Director
Transparency International

Guido De Clercq is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Royal Park Investments and Executive Director of the Belgian Chapter of Transparency International.

He has an extensive background in law, compliance, governance and international politics as well as litigation and private sector experience.

From 1993 till 2016 he held key positions in the legal department of the ENGIE Group as General Counsel and Deputy Secretary General. He was the “Trophée d’Or du Droit” Winner of the 2011 Golden Trophy “Best Law Department of an International Group” recognizing the Group General Counsel for his “management and entrepreneurial qualities”. He was also the Winner of the Gold Award “Best Law Department 2011: France” of the International General Counsels Awards 2011, recognizing “the excellence of the Laureate General Counsel for his performance on the long run”.

Before joining the ENGIE Group, hewas an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leuven, Belgium; a member of the Brussels bar and the Head of the International Legal Department of a telecom company.

He holds a bachelor degree in philosophy (cum laude) and a master degree in law (summa cum laude) of the University of Leuven, Belgium. He graduated, as a Fulbright Fellow, with a International Affairs from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C.. He obtained a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Leuven, Belgium and attended the General Management Programme CEDEP at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

He is admitted to the bar of Brussels and is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA). He is a honorary member of the Belgian Institute of Company Lawyers (IJE /IBJ). He was Senior Vice Chair of the Power Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and member of the Council of Senior International Attorneys of the Conference Board (USA)