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CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges Jacques Vandermeiren…

March 12, 2024

CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges Jacques Vandermeiren joins the board of directors

Antwerp Management School welcomes Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, as the newest member of its board of directors. His addition emphasizes the close bond between Antwerp Management School, the University of Antwerp and the global ecosystem of the port. It underlines the management school's ambitions to continue to pioneer sustainable leadership, innovation and transformation.

As CEO of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Jacques Vandermeiren brings a wealth of experience and expertise in a multitude of local and international sectors. He has been appointed for a four-year mandate. The addition of Vandermeiren not only underlines the embedding of Antwerp Management School in the industrial and logistics international ecosystem of the port, but also strengthens the ties between the University of Antwerp, the management school and the global port industry.

Sustainable transformation
The strategic collaboration between Port of Antwerp-Bruges and Antwerp Management School has been going on for several years and has already led to innovative initiatives and concrete steps towards a more sustainable future. An example of this is the joint chair on sustainable transformation, which ran from 2018 to 2023, also in collaboration with BASF and Randstad Belgium. This led to the development of various training courses, tools, barometers and insights to promote sustainable transformation in organizations and society.

Captains of industry
With the addition of Vandermeiren, AMS strengthens its board of directors, which includes many other prominent captains of industry such as Jan Remeysen, CEO BASF Antwerp (chairman of RVB of AMS); Françoise Chombar, chairman of Melexis; Véronique Goossens, Chief Economist Belfius; Anita Van Looveren, CEO OM Partners; Koen Vandenbempt, dean of the Faculty of Business Sciences and Economics at the University of Antwerp and Steven Van Passel, vice-rector of Valorization at UAntwerp.

Steven De Haes, dean of Antwerp Management School, emphasizes the importance of Vandermeiren's addition: “With Jacques on board, we strengthen our connection with the industry and emphasize our commitment to jointly tackle complex social challenges, such as the climate and energy transition. His experience will be invaluable in shaping the school's future initiatives.”

“I look forward to taking up my role on the board of directors of Antwerp Management School and contributing to the further development of sustainable leadership and innovation,” adds Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges. “Together we can meet the challenges of the future and contribute to a resilient and sustainable society.”

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