From April 2016, Jacoba Bolderheij will be the new CEO of Port of Den Helder. For the past five years, Bolderheij operated as commercial manager with one of the fastest growing deep sea ports in the Middle East: SOHAR Port & Freezone in Oman, a joint venture of the Oman administration and Port of Rotterdam.
Bolderheij: “I look forward to working for Port of Den Helder. Now is the time to effectively align with all stakeholders and capitalize the port’s growth potential.”
Bert Klerk: “The Board of Directors is thrilled to have found someone who is not only most suitable for this challenging job, but also extremely motivated to fortify the Port. We feel confident that she, together with the industry, the Royal Netherlands Navy and Den Helder Airport, will pursue and demarcate the future course of the Port, based on the building stones that were recently laid out.”
Chairman Edwin Stolk of the North Sea Port and Offshore Association (HSV): “We are more than happy with this new appointment and we are hoping to continue the effective and constructive partnership we have with Port of Den Helder”.
Bolderheij has had a long career in both the private sector as the national government. At SOHAR Port & Freezone, a key and central commercial port area for international navigational routes, part of her charge was the commercial marketing of 500 hectares of industrial area. For the national government, among other things, she acted as consultant on energy policy. Bolderheij also served as a diplomat and trade commissioner in Malaysia.