Carlo Ortelli is a cargo transport industry veteran, who has over 40 years of experience working at Danzas Management AG and later at DHL as Head of Freight Programs.
Dirk Reich is a former President and CEO of Cargolux Airlines. Prior to that, Mr. Reich served on the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel as an Executive Vice President. He has 30+ years of experience in logistics industry. Dirk Reich is on the Board of Directors of LSG Sky Chefs, and co-founder of Log-hub AG and R+R International Aviation AG. R+R offers Senior Advice and Investments in the fields of Aviation, Logistics, E-Commerce and China.
Geert Lagae is former Head of Supply Chain Consultancy at DHL Global Customer Solutions and current Group Supply Chain Manager at J.C. Wibo & Partners. Mr. Lagae has a broad international experience in logistics, services and manufacturing industries. He was European Supply Chain Director at SCR Sibelco and Managing Director at La Bretagne Logistics.
Prof. Dr. J. Rod Franklin
Rod Franklin is Adjunct Professor of Logistics and Academic Director of Executive Education at Kühne Logistics University. Professor Franklin, an engineer and operations manager by training and experience, received his Doctorate in Management from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Professor Franklin has held management positions at Kühne + Nagel, USCO Logistics, ENTEX Information Services, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Cameron Iron Works. In addition, he has been a consultant for Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Theodore Barry & Associates and Arthur Young & Co. Professor Franklin was also a development engineer for the Saginaw Steering Gear Division of General Motors Corporation.
Franklin’s research focuses on the application of modern management techniques to the efficient and effective operation of supply chains, sustainable business models, green logistics, corporate social responsibility and cloud based supply chain management.
Jack Perkowski is a Wall Street veteran, author, and the founder and Managing Partner of JFP Holdings, Ltd. He is also the former CEO and Chairman of the Board of ASIMCO Technologies, an automotive components company in China. Mr. Perkowski is well known as “Mr. China” after the Tim Clissold’s book which detailed his leading role in investing over $400 million in China.
Karel Tavernier is a Technical Director at B. Rekecentra N.V., a Belgian software development company. Rekecentra has developed software solutions for reservation systems, weight and balance, ramp handling, flight operations, container terminals, prodcution and warehousing. Karel has a deep industry expertise in both software development and transportation.
Marc Huybrechts is President of CLECAT (European association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs service), and President of C.E.B. (Belgian Freight Forwarding Association). Mr. Huybrechts is also General Manager of Wijngaardnatie Logistics – Atlantic NV and General Manager of CANADA NV – Consultancy in Freight Forwarding and Logistics.
Niky Terzakis is former CEO of TNT Airways SA, which he had led for almost 15 years. Mr. Terzakis has over 30 years of experience working in the cargo transport industry. He started his career at EMS International Post Corporation, after which he moved to TNT Express, where he spent most of his career.
Between 1996 and 1999, Mr. Terzakis headed TNT’s Super Hub project leading to the establishment of the TNT’s European Express Center at Liége Airport in Belgium. Throughout his career, Niky Terzakis had also been a President of Logistics in Wallonia and an Industry Representative at the EU Aviation Platform.
Philippe Fierens is Managing Director and owner of PH Plus, a logistics and management consultancy. Mr. Fierens is a former Director at a.hartrodt airfreight N.V. Throughout his career, Mr. Fierens worked for such companies as TNT, The Brussels Airport Company, Dachser, as well in such organizations as Belgian Airfreight Institute and Belgian Freight Forwarding Association, where he was a Member of the Board of Directors.
Rudy Denutte is a serial entrepreneur and Managing Director of De Rocker Logistics. In 2006 Rudy Denutte took over Transport De Rocker and the name was changed to De Rocker Logistics.
Willem Mulock Houwer
Willem Mulock Houwer is a former Vice President Program Management at DHL Express. He has over 18 years of experience working in the cargo transport industry for FedEx and DHL. During these years he has built a great network in the larger multinational transporters. Currently, Willem is Managing Partner of Ideatree Sprl, a consulting company specialized in training services to senior managers and Management Boards.
Prof. Willy Winkelmans
Willy Winkelmans is a professor emeritus in the field of Transport Economics, Transport Policy, Port and Maritime Economics and Maritime Technology at the University of Antwerp.
He is the founding Father of ITMMA (Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp) and Honorary President. Mr. Winkelmans is Chairman of the Flemish Port Commission on behalf of the Flemish Government since 1990. He is First Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Flemish Institute of Logistics since 2005.