Corporate governance

Ever since our public listing in 1986, we have had a strong and transparent policy on good corporate governance.

Brussels Stock Exchange

In November 1986, What's Cooking? (officially known as Ter Beke until the end of April 2023) entered the Euronext Brussels Stock Exchange (XBRU: WHATS). We have been pursuing an active and transparent corporate governance policy ever since. Even back in 1978, when we were still very much a family-run business, our directors invited non-executive, independent entrepreneurs to the table to help and coach them.

Board of directors

Our Corporate Governance Charter ensures efficient and transparent management. Our board of directors believes that clear agreements are the key to value creation in the long-term, as well as ensuring a workable balance between entrepreneurship and regulation. Our administrative structure provides solid support for this business strategy.


What's Cooking? conforms to all the legal provisions on the Belgian Corporate Governance Code as well as the Belgian Code on Companies and Associations and other specific laws.

Read our Coordinated Articles

Browse the Coordinated Articles of Association of What's Cooking? Group NV, the Corporate Governance Charter and the Corporate Governance Statement from our latest Annual Report. These documents might not be the most snackable, but they’re interesting reads indeed.