The BVA has a few Committees which serve as fora or organizational bodies for the development of activities on specific subjects of interest of the VC/PE Community. Each Committee is chaired by a Member of the Board of Directors and includes a number of our members with expertise in the domain of the committee.
The education committee offers its members access to knowledge, by organizing the BVA workshops and the BVA Academy. Every year, the BVA organises four workshops on tpoics of interest for the industry Every two years, the BVA Academy welcomes in a two-day seminar new professionals who entered the industry to give a good immersion into the world of private equity and venture capital.
The education committee also adresses the needs of the general public and other stakeholders. It seeks to give the general public insights in the behaviour and practice of Private Equity and Venture Capital. The Committee also makes the information and content of the BVA communications accessible to outside groups.
As of 2013, Philippe Vercruyssen is chairperson of the education committee.
Tax and Legal Committee
The tax and legal committee monitors new and upcoming legislation affecting the VC/PE industry and more in general, makes in depth studies on tax or legal matters relevant for the VC/PE industry. Its aim is to provide extensive information to BVA members on these topics, inter alia by way of workshops and news alerts. Where relevant, the committee assists the BVA in its active lobbying mission.
Chairpersons of the tax & legal committee are Edmond Bastijns and Sofie Beernaert.
Next to them and until March 2014, The T&LC will be composed as follows:
representatives of the industry: Virginie Hoet (BNP Paribas), Dries Crevits (PMV), Sabine Vermassen (Capricorn), Rafaël Hulpiau (Verlinvest), Ann Opsomer (GBL/Ergon).
advisers: Bernard Peeters (Tiberghien), Charles-Antoine Leunen (Linklaters), Timothy Speelman (McGuire Woods), Nick Van Gils (Ernst & Young), Elke Janssens (Nauta Dutilh)
Secretary of the committee is Jacques Meunier (Field Fisher Waterhouse).
The reporting to the board is handled by Edouard Abbeloos, secretary general.