After learning the ropes of maritime forwarding at several renowned Antwerp Forwarding companies, Wim Dillen worked for close to 28 years in the non-ferrous metals industry, where he held several managerial functions and headed international supply chain teams up to 50 people.
Wim Dillen saw a new challenge at the Antwerp Port Authority where he started in 2010 as Sr Business Development Manager, ensuring further growth & success of Port of Antwerp, by attracting new and safeguarding existing business (trade & investments). In 2015 he was put in charge of defining, developing and implementing Antwerp’s commercial vision and strategy, heading a team of 10 Business Development managers. Since 2018, he represents the Port in the world during economic missions, roadshows, events, … He now coordinates a team of 17 international Port representatives and manages important international challenges & opportunities (Brexit, CETA, BRI, trade wars, geo-political conflicts, …). In his capacity of President of Port of Antwerp’s Brexit Task-force (a multi-disciplinary and cross-organisational workgroup), he helped prepare the Antwerp Port community to face the inevitable changes in the logistics of trade with a country that no longer belongs to the EU but remains one of its main trading partners. His memberships include the Antwerp Chartering Club, Antwerp Propeller Club, Brabo Club, Breakbulk Club, Mars & Mercurius, and the Advisory Board of for the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies.