Nik Delmeire, Belgian, obtained the degree of MBA at the University of Leuven in 1982. From 1983 till 2014 he had several management functions in Purchasing and Supply Chain in AGFA-GEVAERT, a Belgian multinational active in the world of Imaging. Through his role in AGFA’s Supply Chain he got involved in the Belgian Shippers’ Organisation called OTM. An organization he chairs from 2009 till 2015. He was Vice Chairman of ESC from 2011 till October 2014. In October 2014 he joined ESC as Secretary General. European Shippers’ Council exists since 1963 and represents the interests of the Shippers, the Cargo-owners. ESC’s objective is to improve the Supply Chain through working on the regulatory part and by promoting collaboration between the different partners in the Supply Chain. Apart from this, ESC is also involved in projects funded by the EU, the main one being CORE, and in Green Freight Europe, a program that aims at reducing the CO2 emissions.