The Rotterdam Maritime Board is an independent advisory body to the municipality of Rotterdam, the Drecht Cities and Province Zuid-Holland. The board consist of 35 industry experts and represents the full width of the regional maritime industry. They deliver advice tot regional administrators on topics that help to improve the business climate, marketing, promotion and acquisition of the most complete and competitive maritime cluster of Europe.

The Rotterdam Maritime Board provides solicited and unsolicited advice to the following regional administrators:

  • Vice Mayor for Economy, Districts and Small Localities, Barbara Kathmann (Municipality of Rotterdam);
  • Vice Mayor for Finance, Organization, Port and Large Projects, Arjan van Gils (Municipality of Rotterdam);
  • Vice Mayor for Economy, Finance and Events, Maarten Burggraaf (Drecht Cities);
  • Regional minister Jeanette Baljeu (Province Zuid-Holland);

Menno Huijs, Program manager Port & Maritime of the municipality of Rotterdam is secretary of the Rotterdam Maritime Board. If you would like to address something to the board you can send an email to maritime@rotterdam.nl.

Members of the Rotterdam Maritime Board

Allard Castelein

Allard Castelein

CEO Port of Rotterdam

Annet Koster

Annet Koster

Directeur KVNR

Ard-Jan Kooren

Ard-Jan Kooren

CEO Kotug International

Bas Ort

Bas Ort

Advocaat en Branchevoorzitter Netherlands Maritime Technology

Ben Vree

Ben Vree

Owner Aquavite

Bokke Veltkamp

Bokke Veltkamp

International Business Development Manager C. Steinweg Handelsveem

Carolien Vat-Sandee

Carolien Vat-Sandee

Director PortXL

Connie Roozen

Connie Roozen

Voorzitter Rotterdam Maritime Services Community

Daan Vriens

Daan Vriens

CEO Cefetra Group

Dominic Schrijer

Dominic Schrijer

Chairman Koninklijke BLN-Schuttevaer

Erik de Neef

Erik de Neef

Voorzitter/CEO KRVE Rotterdam Boatmen

Focko Dorhout Mees

Focko Dorhout Mees

Chairman Marsh Nederland

Frits Gronsveld

Frits Gronsveld

Chairman of the Board of Directors STC Group

Gerben Eggink

Gerben Eggink

CEO Royal IHC

Hans Vervat

Hans Vervat

CEO Matrans Group

Jan Valkier

Jan Valkier

CEO Anthony Veder

Karel Peters

Karel Peters

CEO MR Marine Group

Larissa van der Lugt

Larissa van der Lugt

Erasmus UPT

Mai Elmar

Mai Elmar

Directeur Cruise Port Rotterdam / Voorzitter VNO-NCW Rotterdam & Regio Rijnmond

Patrick van der Voort

Patrick van der Voort

President divisie Europe & Africa Vopak

Paul Goris

Paul Goris

Voorzitter Centraal Bureau voor de Rijn- en Binnenvaart

Peter Goedvolk

Peter Goedvolk

Eigenaar/directeur First Dutch

Pieter van Oord

Pieter van Oord

CEO Van Oord

Ralf Jacobs

Ralf Jacobs

MSC Nederland

Raymond Riemen

Raymond Riemen

Broekman Logistics

Rene van Rijst

Rene van Rijst

CEO Peterson Control Union Group

René Berkvens

René Berkvens

Vice President Damen

Rob Nijst

Rob Nijst

CEO VTTI BV

Rob Verkerk

Rob Verkerk

Voorzitter Stichting Nederland Maritiem Land

Roel de Graaf

Roel de Graaf

Netherlands Maritime Technology

Taco van der Valk

Taco van der Valk

AKD

Theo Baartmans

Theo Baartmans

Lid Raad van Bestuur Boskalis

Ton Wesselink

Ton Wesselink

General Manager SS Rotterdam