Team

The Port of Antwerp International team consists of highly skilled experts with extensive port and terminal experience, and are carefully selected to form a multidisciplinary team, covering all expertise required within a port and logistics environment. Moreover, their expertise has been tested in and enriched by the implementation in ports and terminals worldwide.

The management team:

Kristof Waterschoot

Kristof Waterschoot

Managing Director

Business and regulatory expert for Ports and Port Authorities.
His experience covers all aspects of ports strategy, including multi-modal solutions.

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Stefan Cassimon

Stefan Cassimon

Director

Expert in all aspects of port logistics, from warehouse operations to maritime forwarding.
Specialized in projects related to the development of sustainable and highly efficient supply chains in the maritime industry and the dry ports concept.

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Mario Lievens

Mario Lievens

Director

Expert in port management, port development and strategy. Combining his strong legal and financial background with the economic reality of ports and terminals, offering pragmatic solutions to its customers.

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The experts of Port of Antwerp International:

Koen Cornilly

Koen Cornilly

Manager Port Projects

Expert in implementation of software solutions in the maritime industry for operations and terminals, training of end-users.

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Marnix Delée

Marnix Delée

Manager Port Projects

Nautical expert. Analysis of visions and strategies in the planning phase, assessment of traffic flows, port infrastructure and operational procedures. Safety and security expertise.

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Michiel Dubos

Michiel Dubos

Consultant

Expert in business transformation, finance, market analysis, agile program and project management, process optimization and IT solutions.

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Philippe Droesbeke

Philippe Droesbeke

Manager Port Projects

Expert in terminal management and business development with focus on dry and liquid bulk sector.
General management support, organisational structures, market studies, terminal design, operational effiency, logistical optimisation.

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Edouard Jourdain

Edouard Jourdain

Manager Port Projects

Expert in logistics, customs, finance and change management.
Project management, restructuring organisations, implementation and roll-out of IT programs.

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Marc Paelinck

Marc Paelinck

Director Port Projects

Expert in feasibility studies, market analysis, terminal design, project implementation management support for ports, terminals and logistics operators.
Organisational structures, equipment selection, KPI-selection, dashboards.

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Nico Suys

Nico Suys

Senior Consultant

Expert in all aspects of concession management: market inquiries of purchased land, tarification, setting up agreements, efficient use of space, negotiations with applicants for concessions.

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Christophe Van Maele

Christophe Van Maele

Manager Port Projects

Expert in maritime security (ISPS), safety and quality. Operational and management efficiency, terminal design, project implementation business plans, strong nautical background.

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Nico Vertongen

Nico Vertongen

Director Africa

Expert in port management, master planning and training in Central and West Africa.
Specialized in maritime market studies, public private partnerships in ports, maritime traffic studies and port authorities.

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Ann Vrancken

Ann Vrancken

Manager Port Projects

Key expert in a myriad of subjects relating to substantial dredging and land reclamation projects, such as impact mitigation on fauna and flora, spill and waste management and monitoring of air, water and soil quality.
Proficient in stakeholder management and an experienced environmental auditor.

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Enabled by:

Nancy Leyman

Nancy Leyman

Management Assistant to the Managing Director

Management assistant to Kristof Waterschoot

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Ikram Elkhalfioui

Ikram Elkhalfioui

Financial executive

Assistant of finance and accountancy

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