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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, the general state of affairs of the company and the state of affairs of the group companies affiliated with the company. The Executive Board is accountable to the Supervisory Board and the General Meeting of Shareholders of the company.

An enlightened structure regime applies to the Port of Rotterdam Authority, which means among other things that the General Meeting of Shareholders is authorized to appoint and dismiss directors. The Executive Board is in charge of day-to-day management of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

The responsibilities of the Executive Board include:

  • development, construction, management and exploitation of the port and industrial area of Rotterdam and promoting the effective, safe and efficient handling of shipping in the port of Rotterdam;
  • strategy and policy planning in order to realise objectives;
  • general state of affairs of the company and results of the company;
  • assessment and management of risks connected with the business operations;
  • ensuring efficient internal risk management and control systems which are reported on in the annual report;
  • organising and preparing the financial reporting process;
  • compliance with and enforcement of legislation and regulations;
  • observance of the company’s Corporate Governance structure;
  • publication of the company’s Corporate Governance structure and any other information of which the Code requires publication via the annual report and on the company’s website;
  • preparation of the annual accounts and drawing up the annual and important capital investments of the company.

Risk management

The Executive Board of the Port Authority bears final responsibility for the risk management and control system with which risks are identified, controlled and reported. This system is based on the internationally accepted standards of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). More up-to-date information about risk management at the Port Authority is available in our annual report.

Appointment and composition

The members of the Executive Board are appointed by the Supervisory Board for a period of four years in the position of director. The Supervisory Board may also suspend or dismiss the members of the Executive Board. The Supervisory Board regularly assesses the performance of the Executive Board.

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