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 member of the Advisory Board of the Global Institute of Logistics (NY). He has been a VP, President and Non-executive Chairman of the Executive Board of Experts for Experts International for many years until recently.
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.
Linda was born in Eindhoven and studied Oriental Languages and Communication at the Zuyd University (Maastricht), Beijing University of Technology. She subsequently studied Advanced Chinese Language Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University. She is a Sworn Translator Chinese, Mandarin.
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.
Linda continuously kept up her education and training with a pre-master Business Administration, several communication- and translation-related minors and HR-related courses (e.g. juridical and pension-related courses).
She is a proud mother of an (almost) 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.
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 late 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 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 main contact for Plimsoll 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.