Frank N. J. Braeken graduated with a degree in Law and holds an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Leuven (Belgium). He is an alumnus of the Wharton Executive Program, Penn University (Philadelphia / US). In his professional career, he has specialized in finances and general management.
From 1996 to 2013, he held various management functions in different countries for Unilever, including a position as Group Vice President of Unilever China (Shanghai), Executive Vice President of Unilever Namca (Dubai / UAE), and Executive Vice President of Unilever Africa (Dubai / Durban). After leaving Unilever, Frank N. J. Braeken acted as investment advisor and investor for large-scale agro and food enterprises on the African continent.
From 2016 to 2020, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Feronia Inc, a Toronto-listed palm oil producer in Africa. Frank N. J. Braeken is also a non-executive Board Member of Marie Stopes International, AGRA and AECF, all non-profit organizations, as well as of Black Volta Ventures and Zambeef.
He was elected to the Board of Directors of Bühler in 2014. Frank Braeken was born in 1960 and is Belgian.