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Marcel Buelens named CEO of Versluys Logistics

Feb 02, 2021

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Marcel Buelens, until recently the CEO of Antwerp and Ostend-Bruges international airports, has been appointed CEO of Versluys Logistics. As an aviation icon, Buelens will bring Versluys Logistics a great deal of expertise and knowledge. In the coming years, Versluys wants to play a crucial role in the development of certain parts of Ostend-Bruges International Airport. As a first step, it recently submitted a planning application for expanding the airport with 16,000 m² of logistics real estate. As CEO, Buelens will manage and intensify this process. With his extensive network, Buelens is the ideal intermediary between the various stakeholders. This appointment underlines Versluys Logistics' intention to grow and become a successful logistics real estate player in the long run.

Marcel Buelens, CEO Versluys Logistics
“I was very excited when Versluys Logistics, part of Versluys Group, announced the public-private partnership for developing Ostend-Bruges Airport in September last year. After all, Versluys Group has been a benchmark for quality and reliability for many years. It was a clear signal in the sector that their newly founded company ‘Versluys Logistics’ is committed to Ostend-Bruges Airport as an important logistics hub for Flanders, with its ideal location between northern France, the Netherlands and the UK. So when I was recently approached by Bart Versluys, CEO of Versluys Group, I didn't need to think for long. I firmly believe in Versluys' standards and values and, what's more, know better than anyone else the huge opportunities that Ostend-Bruges Airport offers. Besides, thanks to my years of experience and extensive network within the aviation world, I can offer Versluys Logistics a great deal of added value.”


I firmly believe in Versluys' standards and values and, what's more, I know better than anyone else the huge opportunities that Ostend-Bruges Airport offers

Biography - Marc Buelens
While studying economics at the VUB, Buelens worked at Belgavia, and since graduating he has spent almost his entire career in the aviation sector. He started at Flying Tigers (1981-1989), before moving to Federal Express (1989-1990) and then Air Hong Kong (1991-2001). From 2001 to 2005 he was a Sales Director at DHL, and between 2005 and 2006 he was General Logistics Manager at Dachser. Then, from 2006 to 2009, Buelens was Managing Director of Brussels South Airport. Marcel Buelens was elected Man of the Year in the aviation sector at the end of 2008. He worked at Swissport from 2011 to 2013. And in 2014 he was appointed CEO of Antwerp and Ostend-Bruges airports.