Jean-Marc Roelandt was born in 1965 in Ghent, Belgium and holds a master’s degree in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He started his professional career as audit manager at Ernst & Young and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (Instituut van de Bedrijfsrevisoren) in 1996, after which he held various senior positions in several publicly listed Belgian companies. He was Chief Financial Officer of Ubizen NV from April 1999 until he joined BHF Kleinwort Benson (previoulsy known as RHJ International) in January of 2005. At BHF Kleinwort Benson Group, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director for more than 11 years. In addition to his responsibilites as a member of BHF Kleinwort Benson Group’s executive management, he was also appointed Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Kleinwort Benson Bank in London in July 2015. He held those positions until the public take-over of BHF Kleinwort Benson group in 2016.