Royal Huisman Names New Managing Director

Royal Huisman has appointed Roemer Boogaard as Managing Director.

Formerly Executive Director of KNRM (the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution) Boogaard has served in various positions in the Dutch maritime sector throughout his career, including the Dutch Royal Navy from 1981-1997 where he became a senior naval officer. In 1997 he joined the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM) where he became Executive Director in 2007.

With expansion plans in mind, and after 10 years as Managing Director, Alice Huisman will assume the duties as Executive Director alongside Chairman and fellow shareholder Jan Willem Doeksen. Following Boogaard’s start on June 1st, Alice will focus on business development, marketing and client relationships, the company informed.

Alice emphasises: “Every organisation needs to look to the strengthening of management if they are to maintain and expand on their success. I am delighted to welcome Mr. Boogaard into a business with a strong order book across the full range of our new build and refit activities. I do wish to emphasise that there is no question of any reduction in my commitment to Royal Huisman, our clients or our team. Roemer’s focus on daily activities simply allows me more time to play to my strengths.”

Alongside Roemer Boogaard as Managing Director will be Ronald van Hulst, as Director of Operations, and recently appointed Finance Director Harmen Peeters.

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