Royal IHC appoints new CEO

Royal IHC has appointed new CEO with extensive experience in maritime sector, Mr. Jan Pieter Klaver, who will start his new job on 1 January 2022.

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He thus takes over from Gerben Eggink, who fulfilled the role of CEO on an interim basis for more than a year and a half.

With the appointment of Jan Pieter Klaver, Royal IHC is bringing in an experienced CEO from the maritime sector. Together with Paul van der Harten (CFO) and Kees van der Snel (COO), they form the three-member Executive Board.

“My knowledge and experience in the market will come in handy to further shape the future of Royal IHC” said Jan Pieter Klaver. “Gerben has established a strong foundation on which I will continue to build. I look forward to helping Royal IHC to lead the way in making the maritime industry more sustainable and efficient, together with all employees.”

After his training as a civil engineer at the Technical University of Delft, Jan Pieter started at Heerema. During his more than 25 year career at Heerema, he fulfilled various (management) roles, including manager of the Heerema shipyard in Vlissingen.

After being CEO of Heerema Fabrication Group for a number of years, he became CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors in 2009. In 2017, he made the move to Kenz Figee, where until recently he was CEO.