Baron Rudi Thomaes, former Chairman of REstore, passes away
Antwerp, July 30th, 2018 – REstore is deeply saddened to communicate that Baron Rudi Thomaes, its former Chairman, passed away last Wednesday.
After a distinguished career as CEO of Alcatel Bell and CEO the Federation of Belgian Enterprises, Mr. Thomaes served as Chairman of REstore from 2012 until its acquisition by Centrica at the end of 2017. His unceasing commitment to REstore stemmed from a broader passion to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Belgium.
As Chairman of REstore, Mr. Thomaes was a relentless ambassador for the company and critical to the delivery of its success. He used his decades of executive experience in telecom and technology to guide strategy, mentor REstore’s founders and help grow the company into an internationally acclaimed energy technology pioneer.
Management and board members will remember Mr. Thomaes for his outstanding business insight and ability to simplify complex challenges, but also for his passionate and warm demeanor. Shareholders and employees will remember Rudi’s strong leadership and encouraging addresses.
Please join us in extending our deepest condolences and sympathy to his family.