Management Board

CAMERON THORPE
President of the Management Board

Cameron Thorpe has 30 years’ experience in the container shipping and terminal industries.

In 2003 he joined DP World as Global Business Development Manager, becoming involved in the evaluation of over a dozen container terminals around the world as the company rapidly expanded.

In 2005 he was appointed General Manager for Constanta Container Terminal in Romania. When the P&O Group was acquired by DPW in 2006 he moved to Australia, to become Director and General Manager in Brisbane.

His next position in 2009 was in Thailand as Chief Executive Officer of LCIT, a joint-venture terminal at Laem Chabang, then in 2013 he accepted the role of Managing Director of DP World Korea and Vice President of PNC, Korea’s largest container terminal. In early 2015 Cameron moved to London Gateway in the UK where he became the CEO.

Prior to joining the terminal industry Cameron worked for P&O Nedlloyd a global container shipping company. Over a 16 year period he undertook roles covering Country GM, Procurement and Terminal Development in locations as wide ranging as East Africa and continental Europe.

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ADAM ŻOŁNOWSKI
Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer

Adam Zolnowski joined DCT in May 2012. Prior to this he was Director at PwC, for 5 years leading the inward investment practice. Adam gained his wide experience also as Director General of the Polish Competition Authority and President of Polish Information & Foreign Investment Agency. In his professional career he worked with large international companies like LG, Samsung, Sharp, EoN and others to assist them to locate in Poland and Central-Eastern Europe. He was a member of Polish Securities and Exchange Commission, The Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Commission and an adviser of Uzbekistan government. More recently Adam was in charge of developing strategies for the Pomerania Region in Poland, where DCT is located.

He is an author of several publications in the area of foreign investment and competition.

Adam graduated Gdansk University and University of Sussex. He completed controller’s application of Supreme Chamber of Control and Executive Management Program by Swedish Institute.


LAURENT SPIESSENS
Member of the Management Board

Laurent Spiessens joined PSA in 2004. He has been CFO in Belgium, covering 10 legal entities. He played an active role in setting up several joint ventures, including the joint venture with MSC in Antwerp, today the largest container terminal in Europe (MPET) with a capacity of 9 M TEU.

In 2013, he took on the role of Managing Director for PSA in the Port of Zeebrugge, managing the relationships with the joint venture shareholder, customers, labor unions and port authority.

In 2016, Laurent was appointed regional roles for PSA EuroMed and the Americas in Commercial, Business Development and EU affairs. He also became General Manager for Antwerp International Terminal, a joint venture between PSA and K-Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin.

Prior to joining PSA, he worked for Arthur Andersen, Diamant Boart Group and International Paper Europe. During his professional career, Laurent has gained a broad expertise and experience in finance related areas, commercial negotiations, relationship management, general management, stakeholder management and people management.