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Our mission

There is a vision at the heart of Compagnie du Bois Sauvage: we want to be much more than an investment company. We are a trusted partner, offering stability, strong family roots and a track record of entrepreneurial success. We are guided by long-term loyalty towards the entrepreneurs and visionaries we support and maintain relationships that are built on trust. With a focus on a limited number of investments, mainly industrial in nature, we contribute actively to the success of these companies by making our expertise available and supporting them at every stage in their growth. We bring together investors who share our long-term vision and our prudent, responsible approach. Our mission is to build authentic growth – growth that is sustainable, tangible and based on sound governance.

Sustainable growth

We are guided by long-term loyalty towards the entrepreneurs and visionaries we support and maintain relationships that are built on trust.
However, growth can only be sustainable if it includes responsible management of natural resources and full consideration of environmental issues. We are committed to supporting initiatives in this area within our participations and integrate these concerns into our investment strategy.

Tangible growth

We select projects that produce successful results and create value for all stakeholders, including our shareholders. The intrinsic growth of Bois Sauvage must allow both the payment of a recurring dividend and investment to support future growth.

Growth based on sound governance

Good governance is at the heart of our corporate project. We expect the same of ourselves as we do of the Group’s shareholdings. Nothing can be built sustainably unless it is built on sound, ethical foundations, driven by entrepreneurial excellence and rigorous management of human, technical and financial assets.

Key figures

For the group (EUR 1.000)

Equity

597.070

Intrinsic value

898.861

Per share (EUR)

Equity

360,00

Intrinsic value

541,97

Corporate governance principles

Good governance is fundamental, and with the same high standards that we apply to ourselves, we require rigor in our participations. Entrepreneurial excellence and good management of resources—whether human, technical, or financial—remain the sound foundations for the sustainable building of a company.
This requirement is reflected in the Good Governance Charter, approved by the Board of Directors on 19 December 2005 and last amended on 4 December 2023.

04 12

2023

Corporate Governance Charter

04 12

2023

Internal rules of procedure of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

Déclaration de gouvernance

10 04

2024

Code de référence

In French

10 04

2024

Dérogation au Code de référence

In French

10 04

2024

Actionnariat

In French

10 04

2024

Système de contrôle interne et de gestion des risques

In French

10 04

2024

Conflit d’intérêt

In French

10 04

2024

Informations non financières

In French

10 04

2024

Rapport de rémunération

In French

10 04

2024

Composition et mode de fonctionnement des organes d’administration

In French

In het frans

Statuts

14 06

2023

Statut

In French

Board of Directors

Hubert OLIVIER

repr. Tigrane, SAS

2015-2027

Chair of Board of Directors,
Independent Director

Valérie PAQUOT

2010-2028

Director representing
the main shareholder

Marie-Noël PAQUOT

repr. Blacercel, SA

2023-2027

Director representing
the main shareholder

Pierre Alexis HOCKE

2020-2028

Director linked to the main shareholder

Karen DUMERY

repr. GoAct BV

2023-2027

Independent Director

Isabelle HAMBURGER

repr. HLW BVBA

2015-2026

Independent Director

Thibault VAN CRAEN

2023-2027

Independent Director

Nils VAN DAM

2023-2027

Independent Director

Christophe MIGNOT

2024-2028

Independent Director

Audit and Risk Management Committee

Karen DUMERY

Chair

Pierre Alexis HOCKE

Member

Thibault VAN CRAEN

Member

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Nils VAN DAM

Chair

Isabelle HAMBURGER

Member

Valérie PAQUOT

Member

Chief Executive Office

Benoit DECKERS

Chief Executive Office

Our history

The Compagnie du Bois Sauvage takes its name from the place where its head office is located in Brussels, known as the ‘Bois Sauvage’ (a deformation of the Dutch surname ‘Wilde Wouter’) and situated between the Cathedral of Saints Michel and Gudule and the first city walls of Brussels. The Company undertook the renovation of the Bois Sauvage arcades, remnants of the 13th century walls, winning the Prix du Quartier des Arts in 1992 for this restoration, followed by another prize in 2002 for the renovation of the Treurenberg site.

Founded by Chevalier Paquot, the company is the result of the merger of nineteen companies of varying origins, from Fours Lecocq to Charbonnages d’Hensies-Pommeroeul. This regrouping, in line with the Group’s strategy of stability and economic dynamism, was reinforced by the merger with parent company Surongo in 2002.

The Group currently comprises Entreprises et Chemins de Fer en Chine as the main shareholder, and the operating company, Compagnie du Bois Sauvage. The Paquot family controls Fingaren s.c.a., which in turn controls Entreprises et Chemins de Fer en Chine. Together, they held 50.72% of Compagnie du Bois Sauvage’s voting rights at 31 December 2023, with no shareholders’ agreement in place for the remaining 49.27%.