Mr. Alain Bernard has been the Chief Executive Officer of the D.E.M.E. Group since 2006. Mr. Bernard started his career at T.V. Zeezand with the expansion of the outer port of Zeebrugge. Between 1982 and 1985 he worked as a project manager for NV Dredging International. He then was appointed as general manager at NV Hydro Soil Services. From 1990 he returned to work for NV Dredging International, initially as director of the Benelux division and from 1995 to 2006 as director-general. From 1997 to 2006 he was also active as the chief operating officer of the D.E.M.E. Group (Dredging Environmental & Marine Engineering). He has also been chairman of the Belgian Dredging Federation since 2004. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Aquafin NV since 2007. He serves as a Director of various subsidiary companies in the D.E.M.E. Group: DEC, C-POWER, Scaldis, GEOSEA etc. Mr. Bernard studied Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Industrial Policy at the University of Louvain.