Han Bekke (1949) worked for more than 40 years for several trade associations in the Dutch clothing and knitting industry, lately as director general of MODINT (Dutch trade association for fashion, interior and textiles) which position he held till 1-1-2013.
In March 2013 Han Bekke was elected as chairman of the board of MODINT and re-elected for a second and last term in June 2017.
From 2006 till 2013 he was also secretary-general of the IAF (International Apparel Federation), became its treasurer in 2013 and serves as IAF President since 2016.
Other boards Han Bekke serves on:
- member of the Executive Committee of VNO-NCW (Confederation of Dutch Industries)
- chairman a.i. of Federation Dutch Creative Industries
- member of the Board of TMO Fashion Business School
- chairman of the Board of Meesteropleiding Coupeur (Amsterdam Tailoring School)
Han Bekke is member of Rotaryclub Amsterdam-Zuidas and was its President in 2003. Since 2000 Han Bekke is Freeman of the City of London and member of The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters. In 2007 Han Bekke was knighted by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands in the Order of Orange Nassau. In 2013 he received a special recognition linked to the highest fashion award in The Netherlands, “The Grand Seigneur”.