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The Katoen Natie University is an educational entity committed to teach and coach Katoen Natie employees to make the difference at work and within their influence circles. As a business strategy, we assist our employees on their personal learning and development so they can perform according to business expectations, with the conviction on keeping alive our corporate work philosophy and culture.


We value:

  • the passion, loyalty and commitment of our employees
  • cReaTivity, leadership and project management freedom.
  • inclusion and equity when making decisions on how to do things better
  • being good stewards of our companies’ sources of success
  • our global business position as an opportunity to be more and better in a continuous way


KTNU was formed in 2018. After extensive research and learning about corporate universities, our KTNU General Manager proposed to our Business Unit Manager the creation of a corporate university to serve the La Porte and Baytown, Texas terminals to provide learning and development opportunities. The vision was to align KTNU goals with strategic leadership and business goals, upholding the KTN priorities of Safety, Quality, Productivity and Innovation.


Establishment of KTNU


Partnering with U of H's Bauer Collage of Business


Management in Business Exellence Program 1st Graduating Class


LMS complete transition of usage


Management in Business Exellence Program 2nd Graduating Class


GBMP Cohort 1 Kick Off


Partnering with Antwerp Management School


GBMP Cohort 2 Kick Off


Management in Business Exellence Program 3rd Graduating Class


Addition of Recruiting and Retention


Partnering with Singapore Management University


GBMP Cohort 3 Kick off

KTNU Today

The KTNU team has grown rapidly since 2021. We now have five KTN employees contributing to different services KTNU provides: Recruiting and Retention, Global Business Management Program, Executive Education, and our High Potential program.

KTNU has been partnering with the Antwerp Management School, Bauer College of Business with the University of Houston, and the Singapore Management University to help bring this level of executive education to our leaders.

More recently, KTNU has taken on an HR team beginning in 2022 that focuses on hiring, onboarding, and retention. This hands-on team has been out in the field gathering data that will help recognize the gaps and devise a plan that will keep making the difference.

KTNU is continuing to go global with the commitment to foster and develop leaders so as to keep our company legacy and business growing.

Stay tuned for more to come!

Our Programs

KATOEN NATIE UNIVERSITY has the commitment to support our management trainees, so that they can succeed in their roles, team’s collaboration, and also potentially evolve up to next generation of business drivers within Katoen Natie Petrochemicals.
KTNU and Bauer College of Business Executive Education have partnered to deliver an immersive, customized program on topics related to excelling in leadership with direct application to Katoen Natie’s mission, vision, and values.


5 years KTNU

5th anniversary

Antwerp management school

University of Houston's Bauer College of Business - MBE Testimonials


20 September 2023
Katoen Natie University in its 5th year anniversary!
20 September 2023
Do you know what happens if we bring together creative, innovative, motivated people, and above all, people who make the difference, in a “castells” group like Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona?
20 September 2023
KATOEN NATIE UNIVERSITY at Tarragona, Spain had the mid-term projects week of the Global Business Management Program students.
20 September 2023
KTNU joined over 140 managers and Global Business Management Program Participants from around the world who gathered in Belgium to experience a week of learning, networking, and fun!
09 October 2023
Katoen Natie University has started the Global Business Management Program Cohort 3.
15 March 2024
Katoen Natie University's Global Business Management Program celebrates our very first cohort graduation!
12 June 2024
Katoen Natie University Mid-Term Projects Week in Saudi Arabia was a success!

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