President of AIVP
Born on 2 January 1961, married and father of three, Philippe Matthis is a law and public and international affairs graduate. He was a lawyer from 1987 to 1993, before being named commercial director of the Port of Brussels when the company was created in 1993. He has been deputy director general since 2009. Since June 2010, he also sits on the board of AIVP, the world network of port cities, of which he was elected chairman in 2015.
He is also founder and chairman of an association organizing the transport of humanitarian aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has a passion for biking and has, to this day, organized around twenty raids in Europe and Africa.