HES International B.V. is pleased to announce that its Supervisory Board has appointed Mr Daan Vos as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board, effective 1 October 2019.

Mr Vos has outstanding experience including more than 20 years in the terminals sector, and joins from the Oiltanking Group where he served as Group Managing Director for the past four years. In this position, Mr Vos was jointly responsible for one of the world’s largest independent operators of tank terminals for oils, chemicals and gases. During this time the Oiltanking Group enhanced its strategic focus and grew into new markets and business lines.

John Bruen and Philippe Camu, members of the Supervisory Board of HES International, commented: "We are excited to announce the appointment of Mr Vos to lead HES International through the next phase of its development and growth. He will bring strong leadership skills, significant expertise and deep customer relationships which he has built over a long and successful career. Mr Vos will work together with the other members of the Executive Board to build on HES International’s position as a leading independent bulk terminals business in Europe with a focus on delivering long-term, sustainable growth."

Daan Vos commented: "I am honored to be appointed as Chief Executive Officer of HES International at this exciting point in the company’s development. Since 1908, the business has established itself as a key partner in the safe, reliable and efficient handling and storage of a variety of bulk goods. The company will remain committed to delivering excellent service to its customers and to building out its exciting pipeline of investment projects. As we look to the future, I am excited to work with the group’s more than 1,350 employees to continue the success of the business."

Following this appointment, the Executive Board will consist of Daan Vos (Chief Executive Officer), Harry van Rietschoten (Chief Operational Officer) and Barbara Geelen (Chief Financial Officer).

HES International has built a unique platform of best-in-class dry and liquid bulk terminals, including the two largest dry bulk import terminals in North West Europe, EMO (Rotterdam) and OBA (Amsterdam), and the newest liquid bulk terminal in North West Europe, HES Botlek Tank Terminal (Rotterdam). HES International is currently implementing a €700 million transformation and growth plan, which includes the transition of dry bulk terminals and the construction of the 1,3 million cbm HES Hartel Tank Terminal in Rotterdam. The strategy will enable HES International to grow into a significant tank terminal operator in North West Europe, whilst further strengthening its position as one of the largest diversified dry bulk terminals businesses in Europe.

About HES International

HES International, headquartered in Rotterdam, is a leading independent provider of logistical services in ports, specializing in the handling of dry and liquid bulks. HES International’s terminals hold a unique independent position in the bulk goods supply chain for a wide range of products and serve the heart of industrial Europe. The company’s focus is on growing its present portfolio of high quality dry and liquid bulk terminals by means of expansion of its already owned sites, greenfield development and acquisitions of operational terminals. Most of the group’s terminals have been active in the port industry for many decades, some for more than a century. HES International’s activities are concentrated primarily in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, France, Belgium and Poland. For more information, please visit www.hesinternational.eu

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5, and West Street Infrastructure Partners III, managed by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, each indirectly control 50% of the shares of HES International B.V.

More information

HES International, Esther Erkelens, +31 (0)10-7900700 or e.erkelens@hesinternational.eu