Koen Coppenholle is Chief Executive of the European Cement Association (CEMBUREAU) since 1 July 2012. Before joining CEMBUREAU, Koen was Head of European Affairs for ArcelorMittal in Brussels. Between September 2000 and November 2007, he was Senior Counsel European Affairs with General Electric EMEA in Brussels. Koen was Senior Associate with the law firm Linklaters De Bandt in Brussels (1995-2000), worked as a “référendaire” in the cabinet of the Dutch Judge P.J.G. Kapteyn at the European Court of Justice from 1992 to 1995 and was teaching European law at the University of Leuven before that period.
Koen graduated “magna cum laude” at the Law Faculty of Leuven University in 1988 and holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School (1990). He is author of various publications on European Community law and a regular speaker at conferences.