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Port of Rotterdam Chief Financial Officer to leave next year

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The Port of Rotterdam Authority in the Netherlands has announced that Paul Smits, Chief Financial Officer, will leave his position upon the expiry of his term on 1 June 2019.

Smits said: ‘In addition to professionalising the financial position further, over the past seven and a half years I focused on digitisation and innovation within the company and the port. It is a wonderful challenge to contribute to guiding a company that operates in the heart of the economy and society. The organisation has changed dramatically and is prepared for the future. The time is now right to make the next step. That step will undoubtedly be once more within the area of finance, digitisation, energy transition and change’.

Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, commented: ‘I am grateful to Paul for his many years of commitment to the Port Authority and Port of Rotterdam. The introduction of the corporation tax for the Port Authority and the related liaison with the tax authorities has been a major milestone. Paul has also shown leadership in stimulating digitisation and the innovative climate in the Port of Rotterdam and we have made great progress in these areas’.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has begun its search for a successor to Smits.

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