Allard Castelein

Allard Castelein

Allard Castelein is Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority since 1 January 2014.
Born in Rotterdam in 1958, Allard graduated in medicine at Erasmus University.
He started working with Shell in The Netherlands in 1987. For the first couple of years he held positions in
Trading, Sales and Marketing. From 1992 he lived and worked in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and
the United Kingdom in various positions in Marketing, Strategy, Business Development and General
Management. Allard returned to The Netherlands in 2002 to join the Executive Board of the Nederlandse
Aardolie Maatschappij, a Shell-Exxon JV. In 2003 he became Commercial Manager for Shell’s European
Upstream business. In this capacity he led a major re-organisation and change management programme. In
2009 Allard was appointed Vice President Environment for Shell. He led the global Environment cluster and
was accountable for strategy, standards, controls and strategic partnerships worldwide.
In addition to his position as CEO with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Allard Castelein is involved in several business and NGO related organisations in an non-executive capacity
- Non-Executive Director on the Boards of ABP and ABPH;
- Member of Supervisory Board of Heijmans N.V. ;
- Member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW);
- Chairman Board Ronald McDonald Huis Sophia Rotterdam;
-Non-executive director Renewi plc.;

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Port of Rotterdam: Energy transition can be successful only with scalable and affordable alternatives

Mr. Allard Castelein, CEO, Port of Rotterdam, reveals how the Port Authority embraces sustainability and remains in line with the UN SDGs. He also mentions three major projects that aim to scale up shore power and port digitalization while he highlights that energy transition requires collaboration. In that regard, the Port Authority is getting broad-based coalitions involved in the development of Green Corridors.

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