Carl Leeman

Chief Risk Officer, Katoen Natie

Carl Leeman is Chief Risk Officer of Katoen Natie.


Katoen Natie is operating on a worldwide level as a logistic and engineering supplier to the automotive, petrochemical, consumer goods, retail and food industry in 28 countries in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa. They have also extended stevedoring operations and are active in the conservation and storage of Art.

Worldwide Katoen Natie employs some 14.000 people and is privately owned. Carl Leeman is in charge of Risk Management within the Katoen Natie group of companies covering more than 180 legal entities. His responsibilities are amongst others operational contracts, legal issues, claim handling, safety, security, insurance and environmental management.
He does coordinate those on a global basis.

He is chair of the board of the captive reinsurer Global Ré and is a board member of Katoen Natie International s.a. He is vice president of Belrim (Belgian Risk Management Association), was Previous Board member of FERMA (European Risk Management Association) and was Previous President and Executive Chairman of IFRIMA (International Federation of Risk Management Associations).

He wrote a number of articles in Newspapers and Magazines. He addressed national and international conferences and has teached in several Risk Management and Crisis Management programs.

He Studied at the Nautical College in Antwerp, and holds degrees in Risk Management, Marketing, Forwarding and Insurance Brokering.