Mr. Frank Geerkens
Port Ambassador, Antwerp Port Authority
Frank Geerkens is Port Ambassador at the Antwerp Port Authority since September 2014. He has been a career diplomat since 1985, having served in several diplomatic posts, i.a. as Ambassador of Belgium to the Netherlands (2011-2014), Ambassador of Belgium in Baku, Azerbaijan (2007-2008), and Consul Generalof Belgium in Los Angeles (2000-2004). He has also served as Diplomatic Advisor to Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene (1997-1999) and as Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Belgian Foreign Ministers Yves Leterme and Steven Vanackere (2009-2011).
Frank Geerkens has also been lecturer in International Economy and Finance at the Brussels business school ICHEC (2004-2006) and lecturer in Diplomacy at the K.U.Leuven (2004-2007). Frank Geerkens assumed chairmanship of the board of the Organization of Sustainable Business Parks in Europe (OSBE) in 2015 (being established under Dutch law). Frank Geerkens holds a degree of Master of Laws and Postgraduate in Communication sciences. He is married and is father of three children.