Miriam Maes to succeed Rutger van Slobbe as Chair of the Port of Rotterdam Authority Advisory Board
Miriam Maes has been appointed Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, in accordance with a decision made by the supervisory directors. Maes has served on the Supervisory Board since 1 January 2016, the company said in its press release.
She will be succeeding Rutger van Slobbe, who joined the Supervisory Board in 2006 and has served as its Chair since May 2011. Van Slobbe’s third term will end on 1 January 2018.
Miriam Maes (1956) has gained broad, international experience in a number of operational management positions at Unilever, ICI, Texas Utilities and EDF. After mostly working in the food industry for the first twenty years of her career, over the past 15 years, the main focus of Maes’s activities has shifted towards the energy sector and climate change.
Among other roles, Maes has served as Adviser to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in the UK and Senior Fellow of the Climate and Energy Programme of the trans-Atlantic think tank German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).
She is also the founder and co-Chair of Energy Transition Forum 2.0, a platform for dialogue between the private sector and government bodies in the US and Europe about how to accelerate the transition toward a safe and affordable energy system with low CO2 emission levels.
Until May of this year, Miriam served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the listed Belgian high-voltage transmission system operator Elia.