Specialty and expertise
Kristof is a business and regulatory expert for Ports and Ports Authorities. His experience covers all aspects of ports strategy, including multi-modal solutions.
He has a vast experience in convincing governments and authorities in increasing efficiency of their own organization and their regulatory processes. Conducting audits and scans of ports and port authorities. Reviewing master plans, organizational charts and processes, Feasibility studies and business planning: expert advice for investors and ports on the viability of port projecst and detailed insight in the expected evolution of revenue and costs.
Market research. Regional cargo flows analysis. Market potential. Supply chain analysis.
Port Authority and government regulations and organization. Optimization and simplification. Project supervision and project management.
Selected Project Overview
2015 Profit Maximisation study Port of Paradip, India
2015 Market study and development of a business plan for a new port project, South Vietnam
2015 Start-up of a Training Center in India
2014 Business plan audit, major port, Middle East
2014 Business plan, industrial and logistics park, Middle East
2013 Modernization of Belgian Customs Legislation
2011 Optimization IMDG Cargo Control Process, Antwerp
2010 Reorganization sanitary cargo inspections, Port of Antwerp
2010 General review port regulations, Port of Antwerp
2008 Business Development Plan Asia, Port of Antwerp
2016 - Ongoing APEC/Antwerp Flanders Port training center, Managing Director
2014 – 2015 APEC/Antwerp Flanders Port training center, Senior Expert
2014 - Ongoing Port of Antwerp International, Director
2011-2014 Belgian Parliament, House of Representatives, Representative
2010 – 2011 Antwerp Port Authority – Manager trade facilitation
2009-2010 Belgian Parliament, House of Representatives, Representative
2006 – 2009 Antwerp Port Authority -– Senior advisor to the Chairman
2005 European institutions and lobbying, European Training Institute
2005 Public Finance, University of Antwerp Management School
2004 Advanced Law Training, University of Antwerp, Contract Law
2004 Commercial Engineer, MA in economics, University Antwerp, Finance
2007- Ongoing District vice-mayor, City of Antwerp
2009- Ongoing Chairman, Belgian Social Security, Technical Committee for Seamen