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F.D. de Koning nominated as Vopak Executive Board member

12 April 2005, 00:00 - Rotterdam

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 12 April 2005

The Supervisory Board will nominate Mr F.D. (Frans) de Koning for appointment to Royal Vopak’s Executive Board for a period of four years during the Annual General Meeting to be held on 28 April 2005. Following his appointment, the Executive Board will comprise four members. 

Frans de Koning (55) was until recently Senior Vice President at Shell Exploration & Production Company in Houston, USA. Before that he held various positions at the Royal Dutch/Shell Group in the Netherlands and abroad as from 1976. In the Netherlands he was Director of Shell Moerdijk and Shell Pernis, and Director of Shell Nederland.

On the Executive Board, Mr de Koning will be responsible among other things for Technique, Operations and Safety.


Royal Vopak is a global independent tank terminal operator specialising in the storage and handling of liquid and gaseous chemical and oil products. Upon request, Vopak can provide complementary logistics services for customers at its terminals. Vopak operates 72 terminals with a storage capacity of more than 20 million cbm in 29 countries. The terminals are strategically located for users and the major shipping routes. The majority of its customers are companies operating in the chemical and oil industries, for which Vopak stores a large variety of products destined for a wide range of industries. 

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F.D. de Koning nominated as Vopak Executive Board member