Politician and Engineer
Deputy Mayor Mobility / City of Antwerpen
As vice mayor, responsible for mobility, Koen Kennis focuses on a smoother traffic flow, safer roads and increased liveability. With among other things the construction of the Oosterweel link - the ring road around Antwerp and one of the largest infrastructural projects in Western Europe - there will be fewer traffic congestions, fewer accidents and an improved quality of life in the Antwerp region. In the meantime, to ensure the accessibility of city and port, Koen is currently realizing a set of multimodal mobility projects and is creating a modal shift towards, for instance, public transportation and shared mobility systems.
Koen Kennis is a Flemish politician with over 20 years’ political experience and a member of the N-VA (New Flemish Alliance), a political party whose ancestry is rooted in democratic Flemish nationalism.
Koen Kennis is currently vice mayor of the city of Antwerp and responsible for finance, mobility, SME’s, tourism and intra municipal decentralisation and this since 2013.
Initially, Koen started his career in the private sector as manager for Belgavia from 1994 till 1997, and later on as managing consultant for Stork Asset management Solutions from 1997 till 2009. From 2009 till 2012 he was the senior advisor to Geert Bourgeois, the then Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government.
Koen Kennis is born and raised in Antwerp. Koen is respected by both friends and opponents as a passionate politician and a hard worker who possesses first-class knowledge of his dossiers.