Tessa Major

IAPH / Porto do Açu

Director of International Business & Innovation for Porto do Açu

Belgian, MSc. in Biology, MSc. in Marine and Lacustrine Sciences (University of Ghent).

Tessa’s experience covers all aspects of project development. She was Technical Manager Environment (2011-2015) and Manager of Port Projects (2016-2017) at Port of Antwerp International, focused on assessing and evaluating port projects. Her role was to optimize performance and revenues, as well as to detect and close investment opportunities in ports and terminals worldwide.

Given her experience, she has the tendency to balance her business approach and customer relations with a sustainability mindset.

From 2018 to 2019, Tessa worked as Chief Commercial Officer at Port of Açu, responsible for identifying and leveraging new business opportunities through market analysis, prospection, and pro-active business development. Since December 2019, Tessa is Director of International Business & Innovation with a focus on the development of international business opportunities due to her large worldwide experience.

Sessions With Tessa Major

Tuesday, 22 June

  • 11:00am - 11:45am (CET) / 22/jun/2021 09:00 am - 22/jun/2021 09:45 am

    Risk and Resilience

    IAPH Technical: Risk and Resilience


    Get an exclusive insight into the workings of the IAPH Risk and Resilience Committee on some of the most forward-thinking projects in this new area of interest to ports of all sizes and characteristics. With climate change increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, cyberattacks being targetted on port communities and financial market instability becoming a permanent feature, what is IAPH preparing for ports to support business continuity? 

  • 04:20pm - 04:50pm (CET) / 22/jun/2021 02:20 pm - 22/jun/2021 02:50 pm


    IAPH Regional: Energy Transition, a Business Opportunity for Central and South American Ports

    The opportunity for reaping the economic benefits of the energy transition shift to solar, wind and other renewable sources of energy are also very much applicable to Central and South America, which have the base resources of sun and wind in ample quantities in order to produce green hydrogen-based energy for export. In this session, avenues will be explored on just how Latin American ports can capitalize on opportunities