Chief Financial Officer, Port of Rotterdam Authority
Paul Smits is qualified as a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional.
Paul Smits was appointed as CFO of Port of Rotterdam Authority on 1 June 2011, with responsibility for finance, IT and procurement. He is introducing initiatives to stimulate innovation in the Port and is also active in accelerating the execution of essential elements in the company’s ‘Port Vision 2030’ strategic plan, for example with regard to the environment.
Before joining Port of Rotterdam Authority, Paul Smits worked for the Dutch national telecommunications operator KPN, and was responsible for KPN’s shared services in the Netherlands. Before that Paul was CFO for KPN’s Business Market division.
Paul is married and has four children. In his spare time he is an enthusiastic long-distance runner.