Strategy and objectives

HES International is one of largest independent terminal operators in dry and liquid bulk products. Our terminals operate in Europe’s most important ports at prime locations.

We meticulously develop these terminals further with the objective to maintain our market leader position in the field of iron ore and coal while expanding our market share in argri and mineral products. Our modern and flexible tank terminals are located at strategic locations with ample land for expansion. It is our aim to become one of the leading players in the European tank terminal market.

HES International is pursuing this development mainly through organic growth and conversion of existing terminals but also through greenfield developments and where suitable by acquiring existing terminals or refineries that we can convert to storage terminals.

We always operate at the highest level of industry standards in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Our customer-driven employees continuously optimize working methods and introduce innovative changes with the objective to improve operations and service to our customers.

HES in the world of energy in transition

The growth in the world’s population and the global economy result in an increased demand for energy. To meet this demand in a sustainable way, the international community has committed itself to the Paris Climate Agreement (2015). The objective of this agreement is to reduce CO2 emissions and to transition from CO2 generating fossil energy sources (e.g. oil, lignite, coal and gas) to renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind energy and hydropower. In Europe, politicians, the business community, NGO’s and citizens work hard to achieve this objective. The energy transition -a transition of use of fossil fuels and not the transportation thereof- is here to stay and that is an important and positive reality. 

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Customers

At HES International we serve global, regional and local customers, varying from trading houses and majors to distribution companies. We aim to provide our customers with the safest, most reliable and efficient handling and storage solutions. To deliver the highest service level to the customers, our knowledgeable employees are committed to execute operations with care, integrity, ownership and transparency.

Executive Board

Harry F.C. van Rietschoten (1966)
Chief Operational Officer (COO)
Mr. Harry van Rietschoten has gained substantial experience in the international oil and gas industry. He has held several positions, and during these years he oversaw operational & legal matters in the oil & gas industry.
Appointed July 2012.

Barbara P.E. Geelen (1974)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Ms. Barbara Geelen has profound international investment banking experience, especially in Energy, Debt, Equity Capital Markets and Restructuring.
Appointed March 2014.

Paul van Poecke (1962)
Director Liquid Bulk Terminals
Mr. Paul van Poecke has been active in the energy industry for over 30 years. He has served HES International for many years, first as Managing Director of our Wilhelmshaven Tank Terminal and since early 2016 as Head of the Liquid Bulk business.
Appointed September 2017.

Supervisory board

John Bruen (1972)
Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
Appointed in 2019.

Philippe Camu (1967)
Global co-Head and co-Chief Investment Officer of the Infrastructure Investment Group of Goldman Sachs.
Appointed in 2019.

Gabrielle Dale (1982)
Managing Director at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
Appointed in 2019.

Dilia A.Th. van der Heem-Wagemakers (1947)
Previously held senior positions at the FNV (Dutch trade union), member of the Dutch House of Representatives, member Rotterdam Municipal Council as well as public prosecutor.
Appointed in 2014.

Kunal Koya (1983)
Executive Director in the Infrastructure Investment Group of Goldman Sachs.
Appointed in 2019.

Peter Meijer (1953)
Consultant to Works Councils on mergers, takeovers and reorganisations in The Netherlands, and on a wide range of other topics. Member of the Supervisory Board of Saint-Gobain Construction Products Nederland B.V..
Appointed in 2019.

Jan Peter Peterson (1943)
Former Managing Director of Peterson’s Havenbedrijf and former Manager of PPF Participatie Fonds B.V..
Appointed in 2012.

Shareholders

HES International is owned by MIRA (50%) and WSIP(50%)

About Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is one of the world’s leading alternative asset managers. For more than two decades, MIRA has partnered with investors, governments and communities to manage, develop and enhance assets relied on by more than 100 million people each day. As at 30 September 2018, MIRA managed €111 billion in assets that are essential to the sustainable development of economies and communities, including; 148 portfolio businesses, ~400 properties and 4.5 million hectares of farmland.

MIRA is a part of Macquarie Asset Management, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group, a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs 14,869 people in 27 countries. For further information, please visit www.MIRAFunds.com

 

West Street Infrastructure Partners III (WSIP)

WSIP is an infrastructure investment fund managed by Goldman Sachs.
WSIP, together with its predecessor funds, are the principal investment vehicles of Goldman Sachs’ Infrastructure Investment Group, and make direct investments in infrastructure and infrastructure related assets and companies. The primary focus of the funds is on investment opportunities in the energy, transportation and utilities sectors.

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in other major financial centers around the world.

Goldman Sachs is one of the largest infrastructure fund managers globally, having raised over $13 billion of capital since the inception of the business in 2006.
For further information, please visit https://www.goldmansachs.com/what-we-do/investing-and-lending/direct-private-investing/index.html