Brussels Airport announces Geert Aerts will be succeeding Steven Polmans from 8 March as director Cargo & Logistics at BRU. The airport says Aerts brings along extensive management experience, significant knowledge of aviation, and experience with working in a complex environment with many stakeholders.
With a background as an industrial engineer, Aerts has been active in aviation for 17 years at CAE Inc. There, he fulfilled the role of regional operations director Europe, Africa & Middle-East since 2014.
“I am looking forward to joining the team at Brussels Airport and further develop the cargo activities together with the BRUcargo community, customers, and partners,” Aerts says. I have always followed BRUcargo with interest and I am eager and ambitious to continue this work and further grow the cargo community at Brussels Airport.”
Succeeding Steven Polmans, who left BRUcargo in December, Aerts will join the cargo team of Brussels Airport in March. The ambition and commitment to further grow cargo and logistics will be continued, in close cooperation with Air Cargo Belgium (ACB), says David Bellon, chairman ACB.
“As ACB we welcome Geert Aerts to our community and we look forward to strengthen even more our collaboration with the Brussels Airport Cargo Team,” Bellon says. “We are convinced that he will bring new insights and experience that will allow the further rollout of our key strategic objectives. Cargo has proven to be instrumental during the 2020 pandemic and will remain important in the years to come.”
Geert Keirens, ACB director adds: “The close cooperation between the ACB and Brussels Airport Cargo team has proven to be a key success factor in shaping the future of BRUcargo. We are eager to continue this path with Geert Aerts and his team. We wish Geert a ‘flying start’ at Brussels airport and a warm welcome to our community.”