Erwin Verstraelen

Erwin Verstraelen

Chief Digital Innovation Officer | Port of Antwerp

In November 2017, Erwin Verstraelen became Chief Digital and innovation officer of the Port of Antwerp, a new position in the executive committee. It was a clear indication of the strategic focus the port wants to give to digitalization. Prior, he was the CIO of Group AVEVE, a large agricultural conglomerate where he was the driving force behind a combined business – IT transformation. What characterizes Erwin can be summarized by the following self-made quote: In life there are problems, challenges and opportunities. That’s actually three times the same thing, only the mindset is different.