Who is who?
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 VP, President and Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Experts for Experts International for many years until 2017; he was a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Institute of Logistics (NY).
Olivier Binkhorst was born and raised in Rotterdam. He started his career with Plimsoll in Rotterdam in 1997, while still in university. After obtaining his Bachelor degree in Logistics & Transportation, Olivier joined Geest North Sea Line (currently Samskip) in 2003, where he gained valuable operations experience in the European shipping and transportation industry.
By late 2005 he decided to pursue an international career and moved to Asia to accept a position with Plimsoll’s Asian partner at the time, a leading global executive search firm, initially in Hong Kong and later in Shanghai. As a 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 Plimsoll representative in Asia. In 2015 Olivier returned to The Netherlands and since then divides his time between Europe and Asia, operating from the Rotterdam head office.
Since 2016 Olivier is a Board Member of Experts for Experts International.