Jelle van Koevorden will be the Ferry Division’s new Managing Director for Belgium as of 1 January.
As an MD, he will be responsible for the agency servicing the Ghent – Gothenburg, Zeebrugge – Gothenburg and the Zeebrugge – Immingham – Norway freight routes as well as the Ghent terminal. His responsibility will also include our multimodal activities in Belgium with rail links to Trieste, Barcelona, Lyon and Le Boulou, as well as the container barge service on Ghent – Antwerp and Ghent–Rotterdam.
The Terminal in Ghent will continue to be managed by Raf de Wit, Terminal Director, who will report to Jelle.
Jelle will report to Morgan Olausson, VP & Head of BU North Sea North.
“I am very pleased that Jelle has accepted this challenge. He is extremely well prepared for the job as he was Business Development Manager from 2016, and later on, General Manager Commercial in Ghent. These jobs have given him valuable experience with our customers and markets. I think we are extremely lucky that we have been able to fill a key position on so short notice with an internal candidate who is also participating in our talent development Program, Horizon,
Jelle van Koevorden (31) was born in Tiel, The Netherlands and studied in Antwerp and Besançon. He graduated in Logistics Management and completed courses at Master’s level in Logistics & Transport (Maritime Law & Supply Chain Management). After traineeships in the shipping industry and international logistics companies, he joined DFDS as Business Development Manager in 2016. He lives with his wife and child in Bazel, Belgium
Morgan Olausson says: “Please join me in congratulating Jelle on his new role and responsibilities. Jelle and Raf will be a strong team that can ensure the continued growth of our business in Belgium. I trust you will all join me in welcoming Jelle to the management team and that you will all support him in his new role.”
Jelle will replace Sam de Wilde, who will be leaving DFDS at the end of the year for a new management job in Antwerp where he lives.
November 6, 2019