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Vopak Executive Board

The Executive Board of Vopak consists of three members who are collectively responsible for the development and implementation of Vopak’s strategy and the management of our business and group companies affiliated with Vopak. In doing so, they strive to create shareholder value over the long term.

Dick Richelle (Small)

Dick Richelle - Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Royal Vopak

Nationality Dutch

Year of birth 1970

Education Master's Degree in Economics

Career Dick Richelle started his career with Royal Vopak in 1995. He served in a variety of management roles in Latin America and Europe. Dick led the Vopak divisions in the Americas and Asia & Middle East as President and headed the Global Commercial and Business Development activities. He has been a member of the Strategic Committee of Royal Vopak since 2009. Dick has been Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Vopak since January 2022.

Frits Eulderink (Small)

Frits Eulderink - Member of the Executive Board and COO of Royal Vopak

Nationality Dutch

Year of birth 1961

Education PhD in Astrophysics and two cum laude Master’s Degrees in Mathematics and in Astronomy

Career Frits Eulderink joined the Royal Dutch Shell Group in 1990, where he held various technical and management positions in the Netherlands, North America, Africa and the Middle East, including in the fields of Research, Manufacturing, Exploration and Production. Until the end of 2009, Frits was Vice-president Unconventional Oil in Houston (United States). He has been a member of the Executive Board since April 2010.

Michiel

Michiel Gilsing - Member of the Executive Board and CFO of Royal Vopak

Nationality Dutch

Year of birth 1968 

Education Master’s Degree in Econometrics

Career Michiel Gilsing has over 25 years’ experience in general management, finance, commercial management and international business development. He started his career with Royal Vopak in 2004 and has since performed leadership and management roles at both national and international levels. Mr Gilsing has been a member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer since April 2022.