Roemer Boogaard, now MD at Royal Huisman

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing a thorough executive search and selection process, Royal Huisman has announced the appointment of Mr. Roemer Boogaard as Managing Director.

Formerly Executive Director of KNRM (the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution) Mr. 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) and his exceptional contribution to the organisation was fully acknowledged in 2007 with his appointment to Executive Director.

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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 Mr. Boogaard’s commencement on June 1st and freed up from daily operations, Alice will focus on business development, marketing and client relationships. At the same time, she will be on hand to offer her successor advice and support based on her unique experience of serving the business in a variety of roles over some 35 years.

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, whose formidable 25 years of experience equips him perfectly as Director of Operations, and recently appointed Finance Director Harmen Peeters.

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