Eelco Hoekstra

Eelco Hoekstra

Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO, Royal Vopak

Eelco Hoekstra has been the CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Royal Vopak, the world’s largest independent tank storage provider. His international work experience and expertise is a valuable asset to RSM’s Advisory Board.

Eelco has been active in the international tank storage sector since 1995. After working in several management positions, he joined Vopak in 2003, where he took up the position of managing director of Vopak Horizon Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates and presided over the rapid growth of this hub terminal for oil-related products.

In 2005, Eelco relocated to Buenos Aires, where he became president of Vopak Latin America. After three successful years, he switched to the company's Asia division in 2008. As president of Vopak Asia, he took responsibility for Vopak’s twenty subsidiaries and joint ventures located in nine countries across Asia. Eelco became a member of the Executive Board at Royal Vopak in 2010. A year later, he was appointed chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Royal Vopak.

He completed a master in economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1995.

Eelco and his wife, Manon, have three children. He enjoys playing golf and cricket in his spare time.