With pleasure, we hereby inform you that the industry knowledge and capabilities of MTBS have been further strengthened with the appointment of Mr. Marcel Stappers as Senior Manager Commerce at the firm, as per the 1st of September 2020.
Mr. Stappers has been active in the ports, shipping and logistics business in Europe for about five- and West Africa for more than twenty five years. During this period, he has taken on different roles and responsibilities with various multinationals, as well as being an individual consultant in various areas of the maritime business: liner agency, tramp agency, logistics, general & operational management, business development, project management and pleasure yacht brokerage.
Most recently, he held the position of independent consultant, where he completed contracts in Ghana for companies such as Compagnie Fruitiere along with a range of shipping owners/lines and freight forwarders based in Ghana (Africa Express Line, Ocean Express, Seaboard etc.)
Through his comprehensive experience, Mr. Stappers has a large business network in West Africa and a broad scope of knowledge in the maritime industry across the region. By matching his multicultural skillset with his fluency in the French language, Marcel will help MTBS to further develop its footprint in Africa.