Christophe Van Maele

Christophe Van Maele

  • Industry

    • Logistics & Transportation
    • Consultancy
    • Automotive
    • Maritime
  • Functional expertise domain

    • General Management
    • Strategic Management
    • Project Management
    • Operational Management

Business Mentor profile

  • Specialized in the field of general management, managing improvement projects and optimizations of industrial ports and terminals.
  • Focus lays on how to efficiently manage people, assets and management systems in a company. He does this by motivating people in project management, strategic and technical consultancy and implementing Safety and Security management systems.
  • Analytical and practical mindset with a focus on measurable results, combined with over 30 years of experience.

Unique Christophe

"The unifying thread in Christophe's life is the sea. He learned the ropes at the nautical academy, sailed different types of ships, and traveled the seven seas for his work for harbors. Having seen so many other countries, cultures, and people, Christophe notes that we are not so different after all. The goal is the same for everyone: do your best for yourself, your family, and your friends. Christophe reads a lot but doesn't waste time on novels. He likes to read all types of books that can bring some added value in life, from general management books up to specialized technical literature about Safety, Quality, and Security.

A hero he doesn't have. He has respect for those who have accomplished something in their lives. Wise action always deserves respect.

His motto is 'focus on the right thing to keep your shadow behind.' Leave the bad behind. Prioritize progress, think positively, and create value to leave something of value behind.

To his younger self, he'd say: "Design your future as soon as possible for yourself and go for it. Look around, analyze what you want to do and what is possible, and make wise choices."

Why is Christophe a mentor? Because he wants to connect with people, share his experiences, and help people grow in their passion. His three lifelong friends are his 'board of mentors,' supporting him and being the mirror everyone should have.

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