Bert Selis

Bert Selis graduated from Brussels’ Ehsal Business School with a master’s degree in Business Administration and has spent part of that study at the University of Parma, Italy.

In 2002 he started his career at the Cargo Handling department of the former Belgian flag carrier Sabena only months after the bankruptcy of that carrier. A few years later Swissport became the owner of the company and by serving more than a dozen of airlines and being part of an international network Cargo Handling proved to be the perfect learning school to juggle the interest of many different stakeholders in a cargo & logistics flow.

An inhouse transfer into the Import & Export customs agency and a period at road transport & logistics company H. Essers brought him deeper knowledge on how essential the sharing of information and knowledge is when creating a smooth supply chain.

This period of logistics driven activities was followed by 6 year of international business development for a Pilot Training Institute called Sabena Flight Academy (later on part of the CAE Aviation Training Group). Main overseas markets for setting up partnerships and training academies were the Asian market (China, Vietnam & Japan), USA, India & Africa.

Nowadays Bert is part of the dynamic Liege Airport in Belgium, one of Europe’s biggest air cargo hubs, and again the integration of all cargo stakeholders is top of mind. An ever growing no-restrictions full cargo airport located at a prime location in Europe combined with an ongoing 470-hectare logistics park development are just some of the features used to welcome the logistics companies of the present and the future to find their new home at Liege Airport.

He is married to Sarah and has 2 sons to make his life fun, entertaining and fresh every day.