The almost 700 directors of NMBS absorb a large part of the annual personnel costs of 1.23 billion euros: why are there so many of them?

The NMBS is like a Mexican army: a hydrocephalus with many generals. The transport company doubled its board members in seven years: there were already 661 at the end of December 2022. The number of managers at railway manager Infrabel is also on the rise: 28 percent added in the same time period. While punctuality figures and service are declining, that is. What is going on? And how much do those top managers earn?