Born in Ghent on September 23, 1949
Certified Master Mariner.

Until 1981
Seafaring career
As officer and commander, familiar with the main ports of Europe, North and South America, Africa, Oceania and Asia.

As from 1981
Until 2014 (retirement)
CEO at various maritime companies in:
Antwerp, Luxemburg, Paris, Pointe Noire, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, Dubai.
Administrator at various commercial enterprises but also among others at the Antwerp Maritime Academy and at the Royal Belgian Ship-owners’ Association

Until now
Chairman of the Belgian Maritime League
Chairman at the CBL-ACP (Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Belgium-Luxembourg-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific)
Honorary Consul of Gabon
Chairman at a charitable organization