Up to 31/12/91 : Different administrative and commercial positions within the Belgian Shipping Group C.M.B. as a Member of the Direction

-          Belgian representatives in different European and international shipping organisations

-          Spokesman for the Belgian Shipowners Association in the Belgian Industrial Board (Fédération des Entreprises de Belgique)

-          Appointed conciliator for Belgium for the U.N. Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences

As from 1/1/92

-          Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations

-          Co-ordinator of Transport/Shipping/Services of the Maritime Industries Forum

-          Member of the Joint Committee for Maritime Transport