Meet Our Team

We work daily to maintain quality, service and customer satisfaction.

Bert Van Loock

Managing Director

Bert entered the seafood industry by coincidence in 1990, at the age of 23, thanks to a recommendation of a friend. Through the years, he has worked as a sales and purchase manager, commercial director and as CEO. He developed a true passion for seafood and gathered a high degree of product expertise, also thanks to uncountable visits to suppliers worldwide. While he enjoys continuously expanding the company's network of partners in the industry he has developed very close and long term co-operations with producers and customers worldwide, some of whom became true friends.

Hobbies:
Reading, travel, music, playing bass guitar, gastronomy and playing an occasional round of golf.

Favorite seafood:
Dover sole, Norway Lobster (Scampi), Cold-water lobster

Languages:
Dutch, French, English, Spanish, Italian, some words of Portuguese and German

Life motto:
“Be honest” and “Laugh where you can, be serious when you have to”.

Christophe De Geyter

Sales Manager

Christophe entered the food industry at the age of 29. He has since then always been active in the sales and marketing of food products. He loves to build up his network and look for opportunities, and he also deeply enjoys his daily interactions with the customers. The idea of improvement potential triggers him every day. He is friendly, approachable and open-minded, and a valued member of the Aquamarine team.

Hobbies:
Family, hockey, gastronomy, working out ideas.

Favorite seafood:
Oyster ( raw ), Ikura, Spiny lobster,

Languages:
Dutch, French, English

Life motto:
Where there is a will there is a way! Work hard, play hard!

Liesbet Michielsen

Head of Administration

Liesbet started working in the seafood industry in 2004 at the age of 24 as a logistics employee. She has remained in the industry ever since and enjoys the international work environment and diverse contacts. After 15 years being active in the seafood industry, she is very happy to be an instrumental part of the Aquamarine Team.

Hobbies:
Family, running long distances, reading, travelling

Favorite seafood:
Spaghetti alle vongole, lobster

Languages:
Dutch, English and French

Life motto:
“pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”

Milena Cardoso Alarcón

Purchase Manager

Milena has only recently entered the seafood business. Love brought her to Belgium from Argentina in 2016 and she now happily resides in Antwerp. With an artistic background, an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for business, she welcomes the opportunity to be involved in the development of Aquamarine from its early days, and looks forward to participating in its growth and expansion. Milena has a sunny and cheerful personality and hopes to build long-lasting, qualitative relationships with her team and other colleagues in the industry.

Hobbies:
Photography and design, travel, music, cinema and art.

Favorite seafood:
Salmon sashimi, shrimp cocktail, grilled oysters

Languages:
Spanish, English

Life motto:
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”

Emma Chenyang

Purchase Manager

Emma has been a part of the seafood supply chain for more than 3 years. Being a bridge between the East and the West, she has worked as an international purchaser and communicator in China, Spain and now in Belgium. Throughout the years, she has developed a holistic understanding and strong passion in supply chain management, also in seafoods! She constantly looks for the challenges, and always tries to have positive impact to people around her.

Hobbies:
Singing, reading, travelling, cooking.

Favorite seafood:
oysters, carabineros, sea urchins, hamachi yellowtail as sashimi

Languages:
Chinese, English, Spanish

Life motto:
Just be simple and helpful.