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Frank Meysman Wikipedia
Frank Meysman (born as François Louis Virginie Meysman on 6 April 1952) is the Chairman of the travel company Thomas Cook Group plc. Frank Meysman is a Belgian national (Dutch-speaking). Thomas Cook has a turnover of around £9 billion, 31,000 employees and around 22 million customers.
He was born in Brussels. He trained at the Vlekho in Brussels. He also has a degree from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School which is part of Ghent University.
From 1977-86 he worked for Procter & Gamble. From 1986-90 he worked for Douwe Egberts, the Dutch coffee brand, as deputy Marketing Director, later becoming its Marketing Director.
From 17 May 2006 until 9 November 2011 he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch engineering consultancy Grontmij. From 2003-5 he was the Chief Executive of the Conseil de la Publicité (Raad voor de Reclame - the Belgian Advertising Standards Board). From 1 October 2007 he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch company Corporate Express. He was also a Director of the private equity company GIMV (Gewestelijke Investerings Maatschappij voor Vlaanderen), the magazine publisher Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen (VNU), and the textile company Picanol since 18 April 2005.
He took over as Chairman of Thomas Cook Group on 1 December 2011. He had been Chairman Designate since 1 October 2011.
In an interview for The Report on BBC Radio 4 on 9 February 2012 he said that company executives should lose their pay if the company underperforms, by performance targets. He said that shareholders were the wrong people to control company pay.
He lives in Merchtem in Flemish Brabant. He is a supporter of the Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams (CD & V) party.