Eelco Hoekstra

Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, Royal Vopak

Eelco Hoekstra has held his current role since January 2011, leading Royal Vopak towards the sustainable, low-carbon and digital economy of the future. He has over 25 years of experience in the international tank storage industry. After joining Vopak in 2003, Eelco was subsequently managing director of Vopak Horizon Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, president of Vopak Latin America in Buenos Aires, and division president of Vopak Asia.

He is a member of the executive board of the European Petrochemical Association, the advisory board of the Erasmus Trustfonds, the International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai, and the World Economic Forum. Eelco completed a Master’s in Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1995.