Xavier Vanrolleghem is heading the Inward Investment department at Flanders Investment & Trade where he is heading a team that attracts foreign investors to Flanders. Flanders Investment & Trade is the government agency supporting Flemish companies in their effort to deploy business internationally abroad and assisting foreign companies seeking to set up business or expand operations in Flanders, the northernmost region of Belgium. Before joining FIT, Xavier was responsible for developing the energy & chemical cluster at the Port of Antwerp. The Antwerp energy and chemical cluster is the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe. Together with his team, he managed to attract the largest industrial investment for over 20 years to Antwerp. Furthermore, he has worked intensively on sustainable development and energy transition by, amongst others, initiating a large scale carbon capture and storage project.
Next to his work at the Port and at FIT, Xavier is also a guest lecturer teaching transport systems at a master’s degree pipeline engineer. He is also a regular speaker at APEC-Flander’s Port Training Centre where he teaches on the development of chemical clusters.
Xavier has a master’s degree in in commercial engineering.