Royal HaskoningDHV reshuffles Maritime Business leadership

07 July 2017 2 min. read
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Royal HaskoningDHV has reshuffled the leadership within its Maritime Business Unit, following the recent departure of Martijn van den Berk. To compensate for this, the firm have promoted Johan van Voorthuizen to the role of Maritime Business Unit head for Africa, the Middle East and India, and in turn appointed Stuart White as his replacement.

Following the departure of Martijn van den Berk, who left the firm, Royal HaskoningDHV initiated its succession plan for the position – which included the move of Johan van Voorthuizen to the role of Director of the Maritime Business Unit AMEI covering Africa, the Middle East and India. In the new role he will continue to leverage his extensive experience in the segment to drive growth in the segment – which include large scale projects, such as the a logistics park in Saudi Arabia.

Van Voorthuizen joined Royal HaskoningDHV shortly after he completed his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in 1994. He worked across the firm’s Africa and Asia operation over the following ten years, rising to the role of Project Engineer & Project Manager. In 2004 he was promoted to the role of Director Advisory Group Maritime, before, taking on the Directorship of the Business Unit for Maritime & Waterways, and in 2016, the role of Director Business Unit for Maritime & Aviation.

Johan van Voorthuizen and Stuart White - Royal HaskoningDHV

On his promotion, van Voorthuizen commented, “The recent award of a multi-million dollar maritime assignment in India, and ongoing port projects in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman show that there are plenty of opportunities in the AMEI region to explore and capitalise on.”

Stuart White meanwhile, has been elevated to cover van Voorthuizen’s vacant position. In his most recent role at the firm he was Director of UK Maritime Advisory Group, which he held since 2016. He was previously the Director of Advisory Group Haywards Heath at Royal HaskoningDHV for over five years. Earlier in his career he also worked at the company as a Principal Engineer and at High Point Rendel as a Senior Consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Liverpool.

White’s relocation will see him take responsibility for around 180 maritime experts, as well as various key projects for which the firm has been commissioned across the globe.

Commenting on the appointment, White said, “Following a career of 20 years with Royal HaskoningDHV, I am really excited about this new challenge. My primary focus will be to build on and grow established successes and to further develop innovative and digital solutions that meet our clients’ changing demands.”