Today Antoon has assignments in the field of “oil/gas trading” and “commodities and derivatives” for three major airlines and two major stock exchange listed companies.
Since 2000 he has been providing services to companies such as Belgacom, Delhaize, Balta, Belgian Railways, KPN, Nyrstar, Reynaers Aluminium, Elia, Beaulieu International, ASCO, FedEx, France Telecom, LOT polish Airlines, Komatsu, Total.
Apart from coaching the procurement managers and treasurers in the various techniques needed, he also functions as a respected liaison officer between the bankers and the final clients, covering all aspects of financial hedging, such as credit lines, margin calls, collateral deposits, ISDA agreements and rules and regulations to be respected on both sides. His books contain very positive MTM’s and create major savings for his clients and acceptable risks for the bankers.
Through these activities, Antoon is uniquely placed to thoroughly understand both the banking and the client side of things. His activities are in oil and other energy commodities and derivatives. He is also active on the London Metals Exchange.
Based on those daily activities over years, he has acquired an in-depth know-how of the oil and other commodities markets and its cost drivers and is very often invited to give advice or lecture on the subject.
Starting with an academic career, he moved to Africa as a geologist. Upon his return he worked in different industries. Today the biggest banana ripening factory built in 1974 by Antoon is still in operation and also serves as the major distribution centre for inland Europe.
In the Chemical industries he worked for Ethyl, covering the Supply Chain for the EMEA area, including ocean-going ships, dedicated rail-and-road distribution to all Western European Refineries.
After that, he launched the Q8 petroleum brand in the Benelux and then moved up as CEO to the IT industries with Granada.
In 1992, Antoon joined DHL Airlines to continue at Sabena and Swissair where he was the VP Fuel with a positive hedge portfolio of +80 million US $.
Education and qualifications
MBA at Vlerick Business School; Level 1 in Security, Safety, Health-and Environmental Affairs at the Antwerp University; at the Ministry of Transportation a Private Aircraft pilot license and a Competence in national and international road transportation; at Ghent State University a Degree in Geology “Cum magnum laude”.
Development of a Golf Club; soccer referee for 25 years and a semi-professional soccer player.