Patrick De Schutter
Patrick has 38 years of professional experience and is CPA since 1992. He holds a Master in Commercial and Financial Sciences with specialization in Accountancy and Taxation. He was Head of KPMG Family Owned Business and used to oversee all services of KPMG Belgium towards this very important segment of companies. Patrick is co-founder and managing director of the Institute for Family Businesses which focusses on first and second generation owner-operated family business in the areas of succession, governance and professionalization. Patrick is co-founder and director/Excom member of FBN Belgium, the unique platform which groups the 200 largest Belgian family businesses. He has held positions as independent director in middlesized family businesses and is active today as advisor and member of councils of wisdom and family councils at various family businesses, both listed and private.