The APEC team


APEC has a team of enthusiastic project executives who coordinate the courses and translate the request of our clients in the right training programme.
Project executives & regional responsibilities:

Mrs. TingTing Yao

P.R. China and Taiwan

Mrs. Carolien De Vries

North Africa & Indian Subcontinent

Mrs. Ann Huysentruyt

Western and Central Africa

Mrs. Kim Mathys

North Africa & East - South Africa

Mrs. Kelly Brosens

Latin America & Central - Eastern Europe

Mr. Ken Houtevelts

Indian Subcontinent

Mrs. Nancy Leyman

Personal Assistant to the Managing Director

Mrs. Kirsten Raeymaekers

Marketing & Communication

Mrs. Sophie Van de Poel

Project Executive & Finance

Mr. Frederik Boterdaele

Learning & Development Consultant

APEC is under the leadership of Kristof Waterschoot, at the same time the managing director of Port of Antwerp International. The close collaboration between the two organisations assures an integrated approach of our client’s needs in training, consultant advice, management and investment projects. Discover more here.

Leadership team:

Mr. Kristof Waterschoot

Managing Director

Mr. Mario Lievens

Director Course Programme

Mr. Stefan Cassimon

Director Planning & Project Management

APEC guides

When on site visits, APEC relies on the aid of the APEC guides Jan Van Noten, Koen Cassiers, Ludo Cami, Dirk Brentjens, Rik Jacobs and Clem Saeys.


APEC can rely on the support and expertise of a vast number of port professionals for the execution of the programs (both in Belgium and abroad).

Board of Directors


Mr. Roger Roels – Board member of the Port of Antwerp

Managing Director
Mr. Kristof Waterschoot

Board members
Mr. Jacques Vandermeiren – C.E.O of the Port of Antwerp
Mr. Paul Valkeniers – C.E.O. of CEPA (Centrale der Werkgevers aan de Haven van Antwerpen)
Mr. Luc Arnouts – Director of International Networks of the Port of Antwerp
Mr. Geert Van Cappellen – Managing Director of FITA, Flemish Government, Dept. Mobility and Public Works