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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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.

Management board

The Management Board of HES International consist of Daan Vos, Harry van Rietschoten and Mark van Lieshout. Throughout their careers, they together have gained a wealth of relevant experience. Together they are responsible for the development and delivering on the corporate strategy and running HES’s business in close consultation with all stakeholders.


Daan J.L. Vos (1969) | Chief Executive Officer (CEO) | Appointed in 2019
Mr Vos has built up an outstanding experience over more than 20 years in the international liquid bulk storage industry by holding senior managerial positions out of the Netherlands, Singapore and Hamburg. Previously he worked as Group Managing Director for the Oiltanking Group, one of the world’s largest independent operators of tank terminals for oils, chemicals and gases.

As CEO Mr Vos is Chairman of the Management Board and will focus at HES specifically on Legal and Strategy & Business Development, HR and communications.

Harry F. C. van Rietschoten (1966) | Chief Operational Officer (COO) | Appointed in 2012
Mr. Van Rietschoten has gained substantial experience in several roles in the international oil and gas industry and in the dry bulk since the acquisition of HES Beheer in 2014 . Mr Van Rietschoten holds overall responsibility for group operations, development, construction of new assets and terminals, HSSE, process excellence, compliance and procurement.

Mark van Lieshout (1963) | Chief Financial Officer (CFO) | Appointed in 2020
Mr. Mark van Lieshout has more than 15 years of experience as CFO and prior to that he has held several roles as finance director. He started his career with ABB, a global technology company, where he worked for 14 years. In 2003 he joined Vattenfall (Nuon) and after the unbundling in 2009 he was appointed CFO of Alliander, the largest regional energy grid operator in the Netherlands. Within the board Mr. Van Lieshout is responsible for Accounting & Tax, Group Control and Corporate Finance and Investments. Besides a degree in business economics, Mr. van Lieshout has enjoyed educations with INSEAD and IMD.

Supervisory board

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

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

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

Dilia A.Th. van der Heem-Wagemakers (1947) | Appointed in 2014
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.


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

Peter Meijer (1953) | Appointed in 2019
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 GVB Amsterdam. 

Steven Lak (1954) | Appointed in 2019
Mr Lak has a longstanding and extensive experience in the port sector. Previously, he held Executive Board positions at the Port of Rotterdam Authority and EMO. Mr Lak holds a number of other board positions.


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


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.
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