Port of Rotterdam Authority appoints new CEO

Port of Rotterdam Authority appoints new CEO


Boudewijn Siemons has been appointed as the CEO of Port of Rotterdam Authority, succeeding Allard Castelein, who left the Port Authority last summer.

Following Castelein’s departure, Siemons has been fulfilling the role of CEO on an interim basis while concurrently holding the position of chief operating officer. The current executive board of the port authority comprises Boudewijn Siemons as CEO and interim COO, alongside Vivienne de Leeuw as CFO.

Siemons’ appointment for the next four years was endorsed by the shareholders of the Port Authority — the City of Rotterdam and the Dutch national government — based on the recommendation of the supervisory board.

“The port of Rotterdam connects Europe with the rest of the world through logistics chains. With our employees and customers, the Port Authority is shaping a future-resilient port that is firmly rooted in the region and the city. Working here every day gives me enormous energy. I am happy to stay on here as the CEO of the Port Authority,” Boudewijn Siemons said.

Siemons’ appointment as CEO follows the shareholders’ adoption of an updated remuneration policy for the Port Authority’s Executive Board. New members of the board will receive a fixed basic salary, with a maximum of €365,000 annually for the CEO and €328,500 for the COO and CFO. These amounts are substantially lower than in the past.

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