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”.

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”

Olivier Van Gulck

Sales Manager

Olivier held multiple roles as a Key Account manager both in food service and retail since 2004. In search for a new challenge and inspired by a passion for seafood, Olivier joined the Aqua Marine Seafood team in October 2021.

Hobbies:
Gastronomy, travel, cinema, cooking, football

Favourite seafood:
Grilled lobster, oysters, scallops, langoustines, wild-caught seabass

Languages:
Dutch,French, English and German

Life motto:
'Work hard, play hard'

Bruno Verfaille

Sales Manager

Bruno is passionate about sales and has worked in that capacity for different sectors. A love for food, and more especifically seafood, led him to enter the industry in 2017, working for a local fish wholesaler. In search for new challenges, Bruno joined the Aquamarine Seafood team in 2021.

Hobbies:
Football, sports in general, travelling

Favorite seafood:
Seabass, Plaice and Tuna

Life motto:
“What goes around, comes around”

Milena Cardoso Alarcón

Quality, Graphics and 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”

Nam Tran Hoang

Country Manager, Vietnam

Nam’s love for seafood brought him to the industry in 2008. In the past 10 years he has worked as a QC-QA manager and packaging developer.
Through the years, Nam has always given his best performance on the job and he hopes that he can continue to bring the best quality seafoods to everyone that shares his passion for it. He is now a valued member of the Aquamarine Seafood team.

Hobbies:
Blues music, action movies, football and travel

Favorite seafood:
Salmon, Grouper, Crabs and Clams

Languages:
Vietnamese, English

Life motto:
``Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow” and “Do your best, the rest will come”

Yoran Ceulemans

Administrative Assistant

Yoran joined Aquamarine Seafood as his first working experience in 2020, at 21 years old. He is excited to get to know the industry and become knowledgeable in all matters related to seafood.
Happy to be part of this amazing team of passionate people, Yoran is looking forward to the many fun challenges ahead.

Favorite seafood:
Torpedo shrimp, salmon and battered squid rings

Hobbies:
Listening to music, attending festivals, football and watching sports in general.

Languages:
Dutch, English and French

Life moto:
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Gill Bruggeman

Photographer and graphic designer

Gill has a background in architecture, he used to work as an interior- and graphic designer for several architectural firms.

He was persuaded by a close friend to get in the seafood business and joined the Aquamarine Seafood team in September 2021.

Hobbies:
Play and cuddle with my kids, in- and outdoor climbing, go to museums, listen to music, visit expositions, go on adventure, camp in the wilderness

Favorite seafood:
Everything as long as long it is plant-based

Languages:
Dutch, English

Life moto:
Don't take life to seriously, live it like every day is your last day