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LUC HUYSMANS
CEO & Founding Father

luc@atlas-network.com
+ 32 32 054858

After finalizing his college degree, Luc started his logistic career in the early ‘80s as a shipping clerk and developed his skills into project shipment and chartering for multiple breakbulk shipping lines. He remained active in the shipping industry until 1993 when he was invited to become director of a well know forwarding company in Antwerp, founded in 1918 as a part the VanUden Group in Rotterdam. After realizing a management buyout in 1993, Luc obtained at the same time the ownership of another Antwerp forwarding company with a 50 years logistic tradition in the local Antwerp market.
Five years later, Luc and his partners created the Atlas Logistic Network together with their life time mentor, Issa Baluch, former FIATA president and owner of Swift Freight in Dubai. Since 2013 Luc has taken full responsibility the daily management of the Atlas Logistic Network after the semi-retirement of Mr. Gijs Pleyte.

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GEERT VAN DOORSLAER
V.P. of Asia – Regional Office Asia

geert@atlas-network.com
+84 91 551 31 31

Geert was born in Belgium, and after starting his career as assistant-line manager and line manager for Intership Europe, he moved to Alexandria/Egypt as representative for the same shipping company. After 4 years of looking at the pyramids, Geert headed towards Dubai, where he set up the Asian agency network for a local NVOCC (North Africa Shipping Co) focused on business to Libya. After 3 years he joined Triangle Shipping (a division of Barwil) as branch manager.
Another 2 years later, Geert became business development manager for Barwil Vietnam.  He fell in love with the country, and after a while started up his own freight forwarding company.
Up to this moment Geert is still residing at Vietnam. In 2015 he joined the Atlas team as VP Asia and operates out of Ho Chi Minh City.

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TOMAS ANANJEVAS
VP CIS

tomas@atlas-network.com
+370 698 80 856

During the studies already, Tomas started working in the logistics industry as a sales manager for a transport brokerage business. Later on, he moved to work for an asset-based transportation company. Eventually, he became Logistics leader for one of the biggest trading and manufacturing groups in Eastern Europe. He was responsible for supply chain strategy and execution covering all transportation means (Rail, Land, Sea, Air) in various regions (Baltics, Scandinavia, CIS). Serving at both ends for shippers and transportation companies allowed Tomas to better understand the Suppy chain and logistics management concept. After 13+ years of corporate life, Tomas decided to open his own company, which helps both logistics service providers and supply chain organizations better compete in the market and implement needed changes. Tomas is a massive believer in digitization and process efficiency, as this is the key to success.  Up to this moment, Tomas is still developing his business, and In 2021  complimentary joined the Atlas team as VP CIS and operates out of the Klaipeda, Lithuania.

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LYANNE HUYSMANS
Business Development Manager – HQ Antwerp

lyanne@atlas-network.com
+32 32052953

Lyanne started her Executive Management studies at Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. Everything in the training revolves around organization and management. During the training she developed an eye for profit, business processes and communication management in different languages.
For her senior year, Lyanne went to Valencia, Spain to finish her last year of her studies. All classes followed there, where educated in Spanish. Which has allowed her to improve her Spanish skills significantly. After her studies she first did an internship in a qualified hospital in Belgium, where she worked as a supervisor on the quality and accreditation department. There she learned to manage and train teams in executing new procedures and applications.
Upon joining the Atlas family she developed her accounting knowledge further and besides business development is now responsible for the accountancy. She is engaged in event-and project management and know the ins and outs.

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RUTH VAN NUFFELEN
Membership Coordinator Manager – HQ Antwerp

ruth@atlas-network.com
+32 3 2052950

After my one year education in New Zealand, I have studied logistics management for 3 years at the Karel De Grote Hogeschool, Thereafter I have started my logistic career at Atlantic Container Line. A specialized transatlantic carrier of containers, project and oversized cargo. In these 5 year I have had the opportunity to discover all aspects and challenges of the import and export side. In 2017 I have made the change to the Atlas Logistic network as membership coordinator.
Working together with members from all over the globe, has been a wonderful experience. I have been fortunate to have met many of our members in person during our annual conferences. Which I believe is one of the highlights of the Atlas Logistic Network.  I’m convinced that our team has the capability to strengthen en enlarge the Atlas logistic network by constantly looking for better and new benefits for all our members.

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SHUBORNA AHMED
Membership Coordinator

shuborna@atlas-network.com
+32 3 2052951

Born and brought up in Belgium with roots from Bangladesh, Shuborna has always been interested in meeting new people from multicultural backgrounds and travelling around the world. This interest followed her throughout her high school studies in International Tourism and Leisure.

During her education, topics about business and networking really spiked her interest. She wanted to become a part of the globalization, learn how to connect with people, do business with companies and be one with the world. When she had the opportunity to become a Membership Coordinator at the Atlas International Network, she grabbed it with both hands.

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EWOUT LAUWERS
Copywriter and Content Creator

hq@atlas-network.com
+32 3 2052952

Following high school, Ewout had a four-year education in Language and Literature at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He followed this up with an additional Masters degree in Journalism at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). After his first working experience at a health insurance company, Ewout started working at the Atlas Logistic Network as a copywriter. He also follows up our financial security program.

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YIAU FON TAM
Graphic designer

graphics@atlas-network.com
+32 3 2052954

Born in Belgium to Chinese parents, Fon finished high school with a degree in Informatics. For his higher studies, he chose KASK School of Arts in the beautiful city of Ghent, where he specialized in animated film and character design. As Atlas’s Graphic Designer, Fon is able to use his creativity to the fullest. Whether he is designing logos, promo movies, or newsletters, the result is always visually pleasing.