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Wijnand van Aalst (1970), owner and CEO of Van Aalst Group. After receiving master mariner license and a degree as naval architect, he started his career in various specialist shipping companies as deck officer as well as managing challenging heavy lift projects. Together with his father, he started in 1999 a new era in the family business of bulk handling by founding Van Aalst Bulk Handling BV followed by Van Aalst Marine Offshore BV in 2003. He also founded Cargomaxx BV in 2007, Cargomaxx Drilling BV in 2012 and in 2014 Safeway BV, which are all part of Van Aalst Group.
Mr. Van Aalst seeks to translate the market or regulatory requirements in to innovative and environmentally friendly technical solutions. This has enabled him to date to secure leading positions in various industries making him a successful entrepreneur.