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Johan Lema


Presentation: Report on the Belgian Asset Management and Fund Industry

The Belgian fund market in 2020. An overview of the Belgian Asset Management and Fund Industry looking at the numbers and detecting the major trends.


Johan Lema (°1971) studied at the University of Gent and obtained a Master in Law degree, specializing in finance and tax law.

Mr Lema has many years of professional experience in strategy, merger & acquisitions, sales, banking, asset management, private equity and the financial sector.

He started his professional career with the former ‘Kredietbank’ in 1996, later to become KBC Group. During his stay at KBC, he was a business development manager at KBC Asset Management and senior investment manager at KBC Private Equity.

In 2004, he moved to the Group Strategy and Expansion department and became head of Group Corporate Development in 2006, responsible for managing KBC Group’s expansion in Central Europe.

In 2008 he was appointed to the position of General Manager Group Strategy and Corporate Development.

In 2010 he was appointed CEO of KBC Asset Management Group international.

In 2012 he became member of the management committee of Business Unit Belgium responsible for customer support retail, private banking and business clients.

As of September 1, 2017, he returns as CEO of KBC Asset Management Group international. In September 2020 he became chairman of BEAMA, the Belgian asset managers association.

Johan is married and has three children.


BEAMA stands for “Belgian Asset Managers Association”, a non-profit association. The aim of “BEAMA VZW” is to represent the ‘Asset Management’ profession, to develop the ‘Asset Management’ activities in Belgium and to improve the image of this association and its members, without jeopardizing the autonomy of its members. ‘Asset Management’ covers, among other things, the promotion, management, distribution and administrative processing of collective investment instruments as well as the institutional management, the management on behalf of private customers and investment advice.


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