Session 2 : Panellist
Business Development Advisor Customer Relations – Shipping Lines KR/SHL, Antwerp Port Authority

I have worked all of my career in the maritime business - I am a former Master Mariner of Belgian Flagged vessels.

Since coming ashore, I have been working and heading up Ships Agency and Maritime Services companies in Antwerp, Benelux and abroad (Neste Shipping and Vopak Agencies in Antwerp).

From 2005 I worked for Wilhelmsen Ships Service, firstly in Benelux and then transferred to France & NW Africa. Whilst working for Wilhelmsen Ships Service I managed roles relating to operational, sales and logistic activities and for the last 5 years in Global Operations positions.

I joined the Port of Antwerp on January 1st 2021, within the Commercial Relations Department Shipping Lines. Developing Short Sea is one of my responsibilities, as well as the execution of other parts of the Port of Antwerp’s commercial strategy.