Hans Bean
Senior Vice President of Business Development


Hans Bean was appointed the Senior Vice President of Business Development in 2019. Bean has been a member of the North Carolina Ports team since 2016, previously serving as the Vice President of Trade Development.

Bean has played an integral role in the organization’s record-breaking success, applying his extensive commercial experience to attract new business and grow existing business at North Carolina Ports. As a vital member of the Business Development team, he helped support the Authority’s record Fiscal Year 2018 and addition of several new container service lines.

Prior to his time at NC Ports, Bean worked as the Senior Director, Commercial – Sales and Marketing for APM Terminals, North America. During that time, he led development and contracting efforts that resulted in double digit growth in the United States, more than $150 million of new, profitable revenue streams and increased North American terminal activity by over 10 percent. Additionally, Bean spent over 10 years abroad with Maersk Line.

Bean is a native of Southport.