SOHAR Port Welcomes Emile Hoogsteden as new CEO

31 March 2022
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Effective 1 July 2022, Emile Hoogsteden will succeed Mark Geilenkirchen as the new CEO of SOHAR Port, a 50-50 joint venture of the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Sultanate of Oman (ASYAD Group). Emile has worked for the Port of Rotterdam Authority for 15 years and is currently serving as Vice-President Commercial.

Emile Hoogsteden

Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority said, “Emile brings a solid track record of building and managing robust business strategies in the global logistics’ industry. We are confident that his stellar background will continue to pave the way for more growth opportunities for the port and our tenants at SOHAR. We would like to thank Mark for his unwavering dedication and contributions to the company over the last five years. His visionary leadership has contributed to the port’s success and development.”

Under this new leadership, SOHAR will continue to be one of the fastest-growing Port and Freezone complexes in the world. To date, the company has attracted close to US$ 30 billion in investments by serving diverse industries including metals, raw materials, and plastics to name a few. As a future-ready port capable of welcoming the world’s largest container vessels, SOHAR will take a leading role in achieving the national economic priorities within the Oman 2040 Vision.