Joris Thys

CEO Port of Cotonou

Mr. Joris Thys graduated from University of Ghent in agronomic engineering, economy and sociology of developing countries. He has over 38 years of business experience.  Prior to joining the Port Autonome de Cotonou, currently under management by the Port of Antwerp International, he worked in various managerial positions for Seaport Terminals in Antwerp, Terminal Cuenca del Plata in Uruguay, and for Lomé Container Terminal. He joined the Company in 2018 as Chief Executive Officer.