Currently holds several independent director positions. Prior to this, in 2002, he became a member of the executive board at CERATIZIT s.a., becoming chairman in 2004. He was the President of the Mouvement Luxembourgeois pour la Qualité from 2000-2009, and was Entrepreneur of the Year in Luxembourg in 2009. Jacques is a Board Member of the Ceratizit Group, the Luxembourg Science Centre, Da Vinci and more. He is fluent in five languages and can communicate in an additional three languages. Lanners was a guest professor at the MBA program at Sacred Heart University Luxembourg from 1994-2002.