Senior Management Team

Primo Marine, senior management team compromises highly experienced industry leaders, who will provide the governance and the organisational resources necessary to successfully and safely conclude all project scopes, their respective biographies are:

Jaap SmitJaap Smit, Chief Executive Officer

Jaap has more than 30 years‘ experience in the Offshore Construction Industry related to Senior Commercial, Engineering and Project Management. These were achieved in the Netherlands, UK and international Dredging, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Power sectors. Previously, Jaap was Senior Project & Engineering Manager at Allseas, European Marine Contractors Ltd, JP Kenny and Seaway Heavy Lifting. Jaap founded Primo in 1996 based on the BritNed & NorNed installation projects. Jaap is a Civil Engineer, qualified to MSc level, having studied Coastal Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Offshore Construction at Delft University of Technology.

Wino SnipWino Snip, Lead Technical Engineering Manager

Wino has more than 20 years‘ experience in the Offshore Construction Industry related to Senior Engineering and Project Management. These were achieved in the Netherland and international Dredging, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Power sectors. Previously with APPM, Ham Dredging (now Van Oord) and Weleda Nederland NV. Wino joined Primo as a Senior Lead Technical Engineer and partner in 2007. Wino is a Civil Engineer, qualified to MSc level, having studied Coastal Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Offshore Construction at Delft University of Technology.

Alan Hankinson, QHSE Manager

Alan has nearly 30 years’ experience in the Offshore Construction Industry related to Senior Project, Engineering & QHSE Management. These were achieved in the UK, Netherlands and international Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Power sectors. Previously, Alan held Senior Engineering, Project and QHSE Management positions at Allseas, London and SS7, Rotterdam. Alan joined Primo Marine in 2009 as the QHSE Manager. Alan is a Mechanical Engineer, qualified to BSc level, having studied at the University of Southampton.

Marius Hoogendam, Managing Director

Marius Hoogendam has more than 25 years’ experience related to Senior Management and Finance. These were achieved within a broad spectrum of international private and public sectors. Previously, Marius worked for the Big 4 audit firms, The Rotterdam Development Corporation and was Vice President of Lely Industries N.V. Marius joined Primo Marine in 2013 as the Chief Financial Officer. Marius is a Chartered Accountant, with Master Degrees in Business Economics and Financial Law.

Susanne KovarSusanne Kovar, Business Development Manager

Susanne has over 30 years’ experience in the Advertising, Public Relationships and Mergers & Acquisition sectors. These were achieved in the International Cities of Amsterdam, Hamburg, London and Paris. Susanne joined Primo Marine in 2009 as the Business Development Manager. Susanne has a degree in Project Management (IPMA/Level D) and is multi lingual speaking four languages.

Gerben PostmaGerben Postma, Senior Project Manager

Gerben has over 25 years‘ experience in the Offshore Construction Industry related to Project & Engineering Management. These were achieved in the Netherlands and international Dredging, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Power sectors. Previously Gerben was Senior Project Manager at Allseas and Boskalis Offshore. Gerben joined Primo Marine in 2015 as a Project Manager. Gerben is a Civil Engineer, qualified to MSc level, having studied Coastal Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Offshore Construction at Delft University of Technology