HES International B.V. is pleased to announce that Noël Frehis has been appointed as Managing Director for Société d’Opérations Maritimes et Fluviales (SOMEF), effective as per June 18th, 2019. Mr Frehis succeeds Mr Olivier Stevens, who left the company in April 2019.

Mr. Noël Frehis (41) is graduated as Industrial Engineer. He has extensive experience in logistics and supply chain and has successfully held senior positions at several companies linked to the industry.

Mr Olivier Dubreuil, president Atics Services SA stated: “We very much welcome Mr Frehis to join our team of professionals. With his experience he is well positioned to lead SOMEF  for the benefit of employees, customers and other stakeholders. We wish him a lot of success in his new job.”


Founded in Liège in 1920, Somef has become a reference in inland waterways logistics for industrial clients. Combining handling and storage operations with inland and maritime transportation services, Somef carries out its activities on many sites such as Liège-Monsin, Val Saint-Lambert in Seraing or Tihange. Somef serves a broad client base in the steel industry, construction, agricultural and power generation business. More information on www.somef.be

HES International is one of Europe's largest independent bulk handling companies and provides transhipment, storage, blending and processing services of dry bulk and liquid bulk products at 18 sites across 8 countries. With more than 1350 professionals, we offer our customers tailored services. More information on www.hesinternational.eu