essenscia brussels

essenscia brussels is the regional division of essenscia supporting over 100 companies in Brussels, offering expertise, advice and services tailored to regional themes and competencies.

With nearly 30% of exports, nearly a quarter of added value and 16% of industrial jobs, chemicals and life sciences is a key sector within the Brussels economy. Many chemical and pharmaceutical companies have their European headquarters or R&D departments in Brussels and many industrial production companies operate here too.

The proximity of various international administrations and institutions, makes Brussels the preferred location for promising start-ups and well-known multinationals in the chemical and life sciences sector.  A favourable investment climate and specific support for innovation are both needed to strengthen the international appeal of Brussels.


Management Assistant
Frédéric DRUCK
Managing Director

A word from the President:

“Many companies in the chemical, plastics and life sciences sector have their headquarters and research centres in Brussels. The Brussels region must enable them to strengthen their international competitive position. I am convinced that a strong industrial policy is the key to the development of sustainable innovation and significant job creation.”

President, essenscia brussels

Brussels Regional Council

The Brussels Regional Council determines the strategy and priority themes for essenscia brussels.

  • Frédéric Druck, essenscia brussel, Managing Director
  • Paul Deschrijver, Solvay, President
  • Wim Blendeman, Catalent
  • Jean-Luc Dewez, Corden Pharma
  • Sophie Eykerman, Sterop
  • Xavier Hormaechea, UCB
  • Peter Janssen, Prothya Biosolutions Belgium