Joep Athmer has an extensive career in maritime and oil & gas projects and developments.
He started his career as a Research Engineer and developed himself over his 40 years career towards functions like Project Director, Manager Engineering and Estimating, Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board of Van Oord. He has worked all around the world for 22 years including countries like the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Iran, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada and the Russian Federation. In various roles he has worked with larges companies like ExxonMobil, Gazprom, Shell, Technip FMC, Saipem, Subsea 7, Heerema and Allseas. Whereby words like cooperation and the ability to deliver were key. He is married, has four children and believes in connecting people both externally and within companies ‘to make it happen’.