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Boudewijn Siemons succeeds Allard Castelein

Caption: Boudewijn Siemons is CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority as of today

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has a new boss. As of today, Boudewijn Siemons has taken over as CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

He succeeds Allard Castelein, who stepped down last summer. Since then, Siemons has held the position of interim CEO in addition to his position as COO. The Executive Board of the Port of Rotterdam Authority now consists of Boudewijn Siemons, who will remain COO for the time being in addition to his appointment as CEO, and Vivienne de Leeuw (CFO). The search for a new COO is underway, according to the Port of Rotterdam Authority[ds_preview].

Boudewijn Siemons ist seit heute CEO der Rotterdamer Hafenbehörde
Boudewijn Siemons is CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority as of today

The shareholders of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Dutch government, have appointed Siemons for the next four years on the recommendation of the Supervisory Board, according to a press release on the occasion of his appointment. Koos Timmermans, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Port of Rotterdam Authority: “With this appointment, the Port of Rotterdam Authority will continue to be led by a familiar face for employees and clients. The Supervisory Board is delighted about this. Over the past six months, Boudewijn Siemons has not only proven himself to be a competent CEO, but also a true connector. In addition to a big heart for the port, he brings experience from the maritime sector, from infrastructure companies and experience in the field of the energy transition.”

Boudewijn Siemons comments: “The port of Rotterdam connects Europe with the rest of the world through logistics chains. Together with employees and clients, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is shaping a sustainable port that is firmly rooted in the region and the city. It gives me a lot of energy to work on this every day. I am pleased that I can continue to do this as CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.”

Boudewijn Siemons’ remuneration will be capped

Prior to Siemons’ appointment as CEO, the shareholders approved a new remuneration policy for the port company’s Executive Board (CEO, COO and CFO). New directors will receive a fixed basic salary of a maximum of € 365,000 per year for the CEO and € 328,500 for the COO and CFO. These amounts are significantly lower than before. In addition, the variable remuneration will be abolished and the additional package reduced. A transitional arrangement has been agreed for the two current members of the Executive Board, Siemons and De Leeuw. As CEO, Siemons will receive similar remuneration to his time as COO of the port company.

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