EY Family Business award winners 2019-20 - Belgium

Duvel Moortgat

Quality and craftsmanship are at the heart of the Moortgat brewery.

We are delighted to celebrate the recipients of the EY Family Business Award of Excellence 2019-20, an honor that recognizes excellence in family businesses. Congratulations to this year’s winners for Belgium:

Michel Moortgat - CEO, Duvel Moortgat

Photography of family business award winner Belgium

Founded in 1871, Duvel Moortgat is a Belgian brewery that is now run by the fourth generation of the Moortgat family. What started as a small business delivering a few crates of beer is now an international group operating several brands, with a presence in more than 70 countries. Quality, craftsmanship and a pioneering spirit are central to the history of this family-owned group, which has more than 2,000 employees.

Respected for their corporate governance, the family has managed to consistently grow the business while staying true to its traditions. Michel explains, “Our beers are the result of years of brewing with a lot of passion and a focus on quality.”

The family also has a leading sustainability policy and is deeply rooted in social engagement. All electricity for the brewery is from renewable sources, and the family continually sets targets to reduce waste and increase efficiencies.

Congratulations to all winners

We are proud to feature the stories and recognize the outstanding achievements of these remarkable women and men in pursuing their ambitions and building a long-term, intergenerational legacy. Read more about this year’s winners in the EY Family Business Award of Excellence brochure.


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