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


Additional Information

2007- Ongoing   District vice-mayor, City of Antwerp

2009- Ongoing   Chairman, Belgian Social Security, Technical Committee for Seamen