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New Supervisory Board Chairman at Port of Amsterdam

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World Coal,


Koos van der Steenhoven has been appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Havenbedrijf Amsterdam NV by the Municipal Executive of the City of Amsterdam on the nomination of the Supervisory Board of Havenbedrijf Amsterdam NV, a state-owned public limited company with the City of Amsterdam as sole shareholder.

Van der Steenhoven succeeds René Smit who stepped down as Chairman due to his appointment as Chairman of ZorgSaam health care service provider in the Zeelandic Flanders region of the Dutch Province of Zeeland on 1 December 2015. Vice Chairman Dook van den Boer has served as interim Chairman of the Supervisory Board in the intervening period.

Dook van den Boer said: “We are delighted Koos van der Steenhoven will be joining the Supervisory Board. He is an experienced director who is also very familiar with the environment of a port.”

Koos van der Steenhoven will continue to act as an adviser at ABDTOPConsult, which is part of the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs and Kingdom Relations, until 1 September 2018. He previously served in positions including Secretary General at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and at the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs and Kingdom Relations.

Van der Steenhoven was as a member of the Executive Board of the Port of Rotterdam Authority responsible for port innovation from 1992 to 1996. Van der Steenhoven holds two supervisory positions. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Netherlands Literature Museum and the Children’s Literature Museum in The Hague and Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisory Directors of the World Museum in Rotterdam.

Koos van der Steenhoven commented: “I am very much looking forward to serving as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of such an outstanding organisation as Havenbedrijf Amsterdam NV. Amsterdam was my home for many years and I have a special connection with the city. Returning to Amsterdam and working at Port of Amsterdam is tremendously inspiring to me. I am delighted to have the opportunity in this supervisory role to contribute towards enabling Port of Amsterdam to meet the challenging future that lies ahead.”

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/handling/11082016/new-supervisory-board-chairman-at-port-of-amsterdam-2204/


 

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