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Introducing FIT’s new Head of Invest, Xavier Vanrolleghem

Following an intensive selection procedure, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) is proud to introduce our new Head of Invest, Xavier Vanrolleghem. He was previously cluster manager at the Antwerp Port Authority and started at FIT on 1 October 2020. “I’m looking forward to being part of FIT in order to help put Flanders and all its assets on the international map,” Xavier comments.  

International experience and a strong network 

In his previous job as cluster manager for the Antwerp Port Authority, Xavier regularly came into close contact with FIT. “I was responsible for the development of the Antwerp energy and chemistry cluster. In that role, I worked closely with FIT. In doing so, I also got to know the investment promotion landscape,” Xavier explains.  

Xavier has an extensive international network and years of experience in working with foreign companies. He has also successfully negotiated several beneficial projects for the Port of Antwerp.  

FIT plays a pivotal role in Flanders’ economic growth. I am looking forward to contributing to this organization and putting Flanders firmly on the international map”  

Xavier Vanrolleghem, Head of Invest at FIT 


Following in the footsteps of Marc Van Gastel 

In taking on the role of head of Invest, Xavier follows in the footsteps of the late Marc Van Gastel, who suddenly passed away on 30 March 2020. He was Head of Invest from 2011 on.  

Learn more about the activities of the Invest department at Flanders Investment & Trade.  

12 October 2020