As director New Business of the Port of Rotterdam, Nico van Dooren (1970) is commercial responsible for business development & portfolio management within the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Business development with a strong focus on energy transition. Nico holds responsibility for the program on energy transition for the Port of Rotterdam, a program consisting of business development projects such as the development of Carbon Capture & Storage, Hydrogen, Biobased chemistry and renewable energy, etc. The motto of this program is: Renew the existing and embrace the new in order to achieve a CO2 net neutral port in 2050.
Nico also acts as managing director for RSP (Rotterdam Shore Power), RAMLAB (start-up of the port of Rotterdam focussing on 3D metal printing) and for a joint venture of the Port of Rotterdam called ZES, focussing on zero emission shipping. Nico van Dooren has a background in Strategic planning and Consultancy. Previous Nico has been responsible for the development of the long term strategy for the Port of Rotterdam and for spatial development of the land reclamation project Maasvlakte 2 of the Port of Rotterdam. Prior to his assignments at the Port of Rotterdam, he worked at Royal Haskoning as Director of an advisory group on environmental technology.