The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s shareholders have appointed Koos Timmermans as commissioner, on the recommendation of the supervisory board.
Timmermans was previously chief financial officer at the ING and was vice-chairman of ING Bank for many years, although he resigned in 2018 over a money laundering scandal.
Miriam Maes, chairman of the supervisory board of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, said: “His experience is of great added value for the complex projects and investments of the Port of Rotterdam Authority for the further development of the port complex, especially in the context of the energy transition.”
Timmermans added: “The challenges facing the port in the fields of energy transition and digitisation are large and complex. I’m honoured to contribute to this as a commissioner of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.”
His appointment is for a term of four years, running until October 2025. Following the appointment, the port authority’s supervisory board consists of two women and three men.