We responsibly handle, store and process bulk products that contribute to the world of tomorrow

Contributing to the world of tomorrow, that’s what we do at HES. We are an important switch in the continuous delivery of essential building blocks for our everyday life needed to develop, sustain and improve the world around us. Our professional staff ensure that a wide variety of bulk products are safely stored and handled 24/7 for our customers from all corners of the globe. These bulk products form the basis of many products that we use regularly in all aspects of daily life. The energy from your wall socket, the car you drive or the sandwich in your lunch box: at one point, they were all bulk products. And it is highly probable that these bulk products have passed through one of our terminals.

Management Board

The Management Board of HES International consist of Cees van Gent and Mark van Lieshout. Throughout their careers, they have gained a wealth of relevant experience in all aspects of both the storage of dry bulk and liquid bulk and the handling and logistical operations. Together, they are responsible for the development and implementation of the corporate strategy and for running HES’s business in close consultation with all stakeholders.

Cees van Gent (1962) | Chief Executive Officer (CEO) | Appointed in 2023

Mr van Gent has over 35 years’ experience and track record in buying and building, bigger and better international companies across the transport, forwarding, logistics and waste management industries. Previously, he was the CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board at international logistics group Hillebrand until March 2022, when Hillebrand was successfully sold to DP DHL. Prior to joining Hillebrand, Mr van Gent was the former Group CEO at waste management and processing company Van Gansewinkel Group and Group CEO at logistics specialist Lehnkering. As CEO, Mr van Gent is Chairman of the Management Board. At HES, he specifically focuses on Strategy & Business Development, HR and Communications.

Mark van Lieshout (1963) | Chief Financial Officer (CFO) | Appointed in 2020

Mr 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, Investments and Legal. Besides a degree in business economics, Mr van Lieshout has enjoyed educations with INSEAD and IMD.

HES | bulk for life