logo #WorldHydrogen2022 8–10 March 2022

H.E. Drs. J.N. (Jeannette) Baljeu

Jeannette Baljeu is currently Regional Minister of the Dutch province of Zuid-Holland (2017 – present). Zuid-Holland is The Netherlands’ most important province in terms of economic activity. Baljeu’s portfolio includes Finance, European & International Affairs, Transition of the industrial sector and water management. Before this position, Mrs Baljeu was President of SBRCURnet, a knowledge insitute for the construction and building sector. Within the domain of public service, Mrs Baljeu was vice-mayor of the city of Rotterdam for seven years. Here, she was responsible for public transport and traffic, the Port of Rotterdam, regional economy and the organisation of the civil service offices. Mrs Baljeu is an analytic, natural leader, who works on confidence and trust in a team. She has the capability to bring different stakeholders together. Due to her political career and her role as vice-president of the board of the Peoples Party of Freedom and Democracy (liberal party, VVD), she has a relevant and strong network in politics, business and public organisations.


The Hon. Mick de Brenni

Parliamentary Service




Campaign Director Queensland Council of Unions (QCU), Assistant Secretary United Voice, Industrial Officer TCFUA, Retail, Cleaning.

Community Activity: Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association, Trail Care, Vice Patron Surf Life Saving Queensland, Mountain Bike Australia, RATS Cycling Club, Bicycle Qld, Patron Springwood Puma F.C.

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

Grace Quan

As the CEO of Hydrogen In Motion Inc. (H2M), Grace brings fiduciary accountability to the table with her CPA/CMA and MBA credentials.  Grace has a vast range of financial and managerial experience in private and public sectors from managing a Flying School, to working in a Provincial Minister’s office, to helping to manage the $250 billion dollar budget for the Treasury Board Secretariat of the Government of Canada. 

Grace’s 10 year career in the federal government also includes working in foreign aid at the Canadian International Development Agency and in the Foreign (DFAIT), departments which have been combined to become the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.  This varied experience gives Grace an insider understanding of the functioning of business and government. 

In 2018 Grace Quan, CEO was recognized by BC Business magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Women In STEM.

David Burns

Dr. David Burns is Vice President of Clean Energy at Linde. Prior to this, Dr. Burns served as Vice President for Hydrogen and Syngas Global Business Development.

Dr. Burns joined Linde (formerly Praxair) in 2005 and, since then, has made significant contributions to the development of new business in the hydrogen and energy industries globally. Prior to Linde, Dr. Burns worked at Dow Chemical, where he held several business management roles.

Dr. Burns has a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Leeds in the UK and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Martijn Coopman

Duna Uribe

Duna Gondim Uribe has a Master’s degree in Maritime Economics and Logistics from the University of Erasmus and also has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management, both institutions in the Netherlands. She has a degree in Business Administration with specialization in international business and supply chain management from the University of Maryland, in the United States. He was project leader in the international department of the Port of Rotterdam, being responsible for the partnership project between Port of Rotterdam and the State of Ceará for Pecém. She is currently Executive Commercial Director at Pecém Industrial and Port Complex.

Adamo Screnci

Alicia Eastman

Alicia has led investment and strategy in global markets for nearly 25 years, managing private equity funds, market entry and finance for multinational companies and institutional investors across Australasia including the Middle East. She has focused on infrastructure, renewable energy, specialty chemicals/pharma, telecommunications, and technology. Before co-founding InterContinental Energy in 2014, she was a founding partner of Asia Pacific Capital Fund II and the Mongolia Opportunities Fund as well as MAP Capital, an industrial investment advisor in the Persian Gulf. Previously, Alicia led international strategy and acquisitions at Elan Biopharmaceuticals and was Vice President of Prudential Asia Infrastructure Mezzanine Capital Fund. She was a founding principal at NetFuel Ventures (acquired by a University of Chicago affiliate) and has held international strategy and investment positions at Gemini, Lend Lease, and AirTouch International (Vodafone). Alicia holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Nico Van Doren

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