Up until 2014, Andries Gryffroy, born in 1963, was Managing Director and Owner of an Energy Consulting company. He decided to sell the shares to devote himself 100% to his political career.
Presently, he is a member of the Flemish Parliament, and the First Vice President of the Belgian Senate. Within the Flemish Parliament, he chairs the Climate Committee and is part of the committees focussing on Economics/Innovation, Finance and Energy. He is known for his technical knowledge and outspoken vision. Besides this, Mr. Gryffroy has a seat on the board of directors of Fluxys, a Belgian/European Gas Transport company.
Diving into his international interests, Andries Gryffroy is a permanent member of the Council of Europe and the Committee of the Regions. In the latter, he focusses on dossiers related to energy, climate and innovation.
As of 2018, Andries Gryffroy is president of the Belgian Vietnamese Alliance. The BVA is a bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry between Belgium and Vietnam. Over the years, together with the BVA, he has built a solid network in Vietnam and surrounding countries on a diplomatic-political level. Having said that, his network also consists of many commercial contacts.
In 2022, he was recently elected by the founding board to serve as the president of ASEANCHAM-EU.
Andries also chairs the advisory council of ASEANCHAM-EU