Organisation

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Since 1998, ASTRID has been developing, managing and maintaining a national radio communications network, a paging network and a series of control rooms. ASTRID is an initiative created by the Belgian federal authorities.

ASTRID’s mission and its execution are largely outlined by a legal framework.

The management contract signed by the federal government as represented by the Minister of the Interior and ASTRID outlines the different obligations of the various parties and the general framework within which ASTRID is expected to achieve its social objective. The management contract was drawn up by a Royal Decree dated 8th February 1999 (Belgian Official Journal dated 27th February 1999) and this was debated by the Council of Ministers.

Mission

"ASTRID’s mission is to establish, run, maintain and implement any developing modifications and widening of a radio communications network for voice and data transmissions for Belgian emergency and security services, state and institutional security services, and companies or associations, be they public or private, which provide services in the field of emergency and security services" (Art. 3 of the ASTRID law).

Values

ASTRID represents the following values:

  • Connecting: ASTRID promotes the cooperation between the various different public safety agencies.
  • Reliable: ASTRID aims to be operational, qualitative, available, safe and stable.
  • Partnership in the field: ASTRID is approachable and meets the needs of its users, whilst simultaneously further developing professional and field knowledge.

 

Management

ASTRID employs some 100 people who work across the following three departments:

  • Technology & Operations
  • External Relations
  • Administration & Finance
Marc De Buyser ASTRID
Marc
De Buyser
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Hache ASTRID
Daniel
Haché
Director of External Relations - Vice Chief Executive Officer
Luc Dermine ASTRID
Luc
Dermine
Administrative and Financial Director
Christophe Grégoire ASTRID
Christophe
Grégoire
Director Technology & Operations
Carine Kiveryn ASTRID
Carine
Kiveryn
Director of Human Resources

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of nine members who are nominated by the General Meeting of shareholders for a maximum of six years, with a renewable mandate.
Mr. Maxime Daye is president. Mr. Peter Dedecker is vice-president and president of the audit committee.

Daye

Maxime

Dedecker

Peter

Claes Dirk

De Schepper

Jan

Dodrimont

Philippe

Lefebvre Bruno
Muyters Serge
Palermo Vincent

Vanham

Olivier

Vastersavendts

Yoeri