In Memory of Marcel Verbelen

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January 30, 2018

WUWM takes this opportunity to pay tribute to Honorary Member and former Brussels Wholesale Market managing director, Marcel Verbelen, who passed away on 18 January 2018. We join together in offering our sincere condolences to his wife Nicole, and family, at this difficult time.

Marcel Verbelen was the Director of MABRU (Brussels Wholesale Market) in Belgium from 1989-2014, and was a member of the WUWM since 1988.

Marcel was a wonderful and loyal friend for many, and a core supporter of both WUWM and the markets sector. He was one of the longest serving and active members of the WUWM, attending all but 6 WUWM conferences in 26 years. He was a member of the WUWM Board of Directors from 2006-2015. As the Director of MABRU he hosted numerous WUWM working group meetings and represented WUWM at a number of European Commission / European Parliament seminars, and has been core support for the WUWM European regional working group and its network.

He was made a WUWM Honorary Member during the WUWM Conference in London in 2014 in recognition of his contribution to the Union.

We miss deeply his invaluable friendship, enthusiasm, knowledge and support.

May he rest in peace.

On behalf of WUWM:     Dr Donald J. Darnall. WUWM Chairman

             Mr Laurent Nys, WUWM Director                                 

             Ms Natalia Barragán, WUWM Executive Secretary