Director Executive Search
Olivier Binkhorst was born in Rotterdam in 1976. He obtained his BSc Logistics & Transportation and started his career with Plimsoll in Rotterdam in 1997, while still in university. In order to gain first-hand experience in the industry, Olivier joined Geest North Sea Line (currently Samskip) in late 2003, where he gained valuable operations experience in the European shipping and transportation industry.
Over the years Olivier followed many courses and trainings in IT and Executive Recruitment.
Ultimo 2005 he decided to pursue an international career and moved to Asia to accept a position with Stanton Chase, a global executive search firm, initially in Hong Kong and later in Shanghai. At Stanton Chase Olivier was a member of the Logistics & Transportation practice group and acted as the sole representative of this practice group on the Chinese mainland after his transfer to Shanghai. In his capacity as Search Director Olivier placed senior executives in the logistics and maritime industry throughout Asia-Pacific, including China, Hong Kong, Japan and India.
In 2008 Olivier re-joined Plimsoll as Director China. He set up the Plimsoll office in Shanghai and acted as the main contact for Plimsoll in Asia. In 2015 Olivier returned to The Netherlands and since divides his time between assignments in Europe and Asia, operating from the Rotterdam head office.
Ad van Eden
Director Business Development
Ad was born in Dordrecht and after completing his studies, started his career in the Transport & Logistics industry as a Management Trainee. Throughout the early years he quickly moved his way up to senior Management positions and eventually served for many years as a member of the Board in several International companies. As a Senior Vice President, Ad has been stationed in New York and London as a result of which he gained ample (International) Business knowledge and experience. Ad started his own company in 2005 in his endeavour to share professional knowledge and experience and help young potentials to succeed their professional objectives.
Founder and Managing Director
D.H. (Dick) Binkhorst BSc M.Mar.(FG) started his career as a merchant navy officer and stepped ashore as a marine surveyor. From 1976 onward he subsequently held senior management positions as a VP and managing director in several groups of companies in trading, port services, forwarding & logistics. In 1984 he founded Plimsoll Management Consultancy and since then executed a vast number of assignments in the international port, shipping, logistics & forwarding and transport industry in C-level executive search, feasibility studies, M&A and turn-around management.
Dick was a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Institute of Logistics (NY).
Since 2004 he has been an Advisor, Member, VP and President of the Executive Board of Experts for Experts International and he currently is the Non-executive Chairman.
Born 1990 and equipped with a commercial background in a digital age, Rafaël has devoted himself towards studying and developing a skillset that bridges the areas of business administration and information security. He has experienced the relevance of data hands-on, with online marketing campaigns, customer relationship management and cloud computing. Experienced in the business aspects of consultancy, marketing and sales, Rafaël is an all-rounded problem solver, with a serious goal to improve business and security through professionalism.