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New CEO for Port of Rotterdam Authority

New CEO for Port of Rotterdam Authority
Allard Castelein

Born and raised in Rotterdam, Castelein is currently vice-president for environment at Royal Dutch Shell; he joined his present employer in 1987, where he has held a number of management positions in such areas as commerce, production and strategy.

He is currently responsible for all environmental aspects of Shell’s global operations, a role that involves maintaining relations with the many international and national interest groups in this field.  During his past 26 years, Castelein has worked in various locations, such as Rotterdam, London, the Middle East and the Far East.

The Supervisory Board and the shareholders of the Port of Rotterdam are confident that Castelein, with his exceptionally broad international experience in the petrochemical industry, his management qualities, his vast experience in complex, socially-sensitive dossiers and as a person, is very well qualified to head the Port Authority in the coming years.