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 recently; he was a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Institute of Logistics (NY).
Linda was born in Eindhoven and studied Oriental Languages and Communication at the Zuyd University (Maastricht) and Beijing University of Technology. She subsequently studied Advanced Chinese Language Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University. She is a Sworn Translator Chinese, Mandarin. Linda continued her education with a pre-master Business Administration, several communication- and translation-related minors and HR-related courses (e.g. juridical and pension-related).
Linda worked as a trainee in Nanjing and, back in the Netherlands in 2008, as a project manager for several profit- and non-profit organisations coordinating recruitment, employment and integration of foreigners with a temporary residence permit. She was Manager HR for Cosco Shipping Lines (Netherlands) and Cross Ocean at Rotterdam from 2011 until mid-2017, when she started her own activities, combining her skills in HR and Chinese.
She is a proud mother of a 3 years-old son and married to a registered Rotterdam Maritime Pilot.
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.
Rafaël is Plimsoll’s GDPR (AVG) Project leader and has made our system and processes GDPR compliant. Meanwhile he builds on this experience and assists our e4e partners and our clients implementing GDPR and related data processes.
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.
After his education in shipping, forwarding and logistics Albert (A.A.W.) de Graaf (born 1969) attained his BA in Human Resource Management. He made his career, however, as a commercial manager in the shipping and forwarding industry, serving industry leaders as DHL, CMA CGM and Royal Burger Group. As from 2012 until recently he was commercial manager for Ritra Cargo. Having worked for Plimsoll during a short interval in the past Albert now revives a tradition; his father, the late Ab de Graaf († 2002) served Plimsoll for many years.
As Senior Consultant HRM Services Albert combines his commercial management experience in the shipping & forwarding industry with his passion for Human Resources and Employee Performance & Development.