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Willy Van Loon
Group Van Loon
He was born in Antwerp on 14 May 1950, studied economics at an Antwerp high school and stepped into the Van Loon family owned transport company in 1970 where he had various functions until he became the Managing Director in 1978.
He developed a new growth strategy for the company and specifically during the period 1995 until 2004 the transport company expanded and diversified rather substantially. As a result it now delivers integrated services for the tank container and liquid industry.
In 2004, after he nominated his son Günther as CEO, Willy became the Chairman of what has been called Group Van Loon from that moment on.
Willy has also, until recently, always been very involved in various organizations that represent his industry. Between 2004 and 2016 he was the chairman of the Federation of Belgian Transport companies ( Febetra ). On an global level he was also very active in the International Tank Container Organization ( ITCO ) that he presided between 2010 and 2012
Today Willy still is the chairman of Group Van Loon but most of his time is dedicated to his family and to his most important hobby, driving around the world in various classic car rallies.