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Allard Castelein reappointed as Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO

Allard Castelein will be serving a second four-year term as CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Castelein (59) was reappointed by the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Dutch State, the two shareholders of the Port Authority, on the recommendation of the Supervisory Board. His new term will start on 1 January 2018.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board Rutger van Slobbe: “Over the past few years, Allard Castelein has proven to be the right man in the right place for the Port Authority and the port of Rotterdam in this period of change. We wish him the best of luck over the next four years in further developing our port and industrial complex into the world’s smartest and best port.”

Allard Castelein: “I am delighted that in the period ahead, we will be able to continue expanding the implementation of the strategy that we developed as a Port Authority – a strategy we already made a good start on these past few years, together with our many partners and stakeholders. Thanks to digitisation and the energy transition, this is a period of major changes for the port. The Port Authority and the companies established in the port complex need to continue playing an active role when it comes to taking on these challenges for the future.”

Allard Castelein took office as CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority on 1 January 2014. Before this, he worked for Royal Dutch Shell for 26 years, in a variety of positions in the Netherlands and abroad. In his final years working for the British-Dutch multinational, Castelein bore responsibility for Shell’s global sustainability programme.

Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Port of Rotterdam Authority consists of Allard Castelein, Ronald Paul and Paul Smits. The members of the Executive Board are jointly responsible for the management of the company.

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