Young IRO

Young professionals are key in IRO’s mission to contribute to a future proof & sustainable industry, therefore they embrace the initiative of Young IRO: a platform where the next generation of our industry can connect, learn, get inspired and share ideas & new innovations!

Our vision

Making the Offshore Industry future proof, rethinking the conventional, empowering the Young Generation & linking all professions, age groups & genders within the IRO Community.

Our Mission

To Facilitate continuous learning, development & knowledge exchange through business friendships between young industry professionals.

And what we do

Annually we organise 3 Intelligent Events. Each with its own thematic program & networking opportunity. Next to that we organise Social Gatherings to get together in a casual & inspiring environment. We pro-actively invite young people to the existing IRO activities.

Want to join?

Are you under the age of 35, eager to learn & share your thoughts, experiences &, last but not least, working for one of the 400 IRO member companies, we welcome you to member up! Registration for Young IRO is free of charge and will keep you up to date on events and activities of IRO & Young IRO.

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Young IRO Board

Thijs Kamphuis, (Chairman), DOT BV & DOB-Academy
Timon Ligterink (Vice-Chairman), Huisman Equipment
Paul Schoenmakers (Marketing & Communication Officer), TWD
Ruben de Nie (Relation Manager), Damen Shipyards Group
Ivo Muller (Marketing & Communication Officer), Van Oord
Meike Kolthof (Sustainability Officer), Heerema Marine Contractors
Ruben de Jong, Damen
Vera Nijwening, Huisman Equipment

Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven (Supervisor & IRO Board member), Heerema Group


Latest news

  • 13-10-2021 Young IRO

    Announcement: Myrna Staring new Young IRO board member

    We would like to give a warm welcome to Myrna Staring from Fugro as she will be joining the Young IRO board! “Coming from an exploration geophysics background, I joined Fugro in 2020 as a…

  • 12-08-2021 IRO news, Young IRO

    Nominate now: Young IRO Best Mentor Award

    Do or did you have a mentor in the early days of your career? Someone who opened your eyes, who guided you in the right direction, was a source of advice and allowed you to…

  • 15-07-2021 Young IRO

    Announcement: Vera Nijwening new Young IRO board member

    We’d like to give a warm welcome to Vera Nijwening from Huisman Equipment B.V. as she will be joinging the forces of the Young IRO board. Being freshly introduced to the offshore energy industry in…

  • 01-07-2021 IRO news, Young IRO

    50 jaar IRO met Thijs Kamphuis en Paul Schoenmakers van Young IRO

    Thijs Kamphuis: werkzaam bij DOB-Academy & DOT en voorzitter van Young IRO Paul Schoenmakers: werkzaam bij TWD en communications officer bij Young IRO Young IRO opgericht in 2017, met als doel de offshore industrie…

  • 11-01-2021 Young IRO

    Announcement: Meike Kolthof new Young IRO board member

    New year, new board member. We’d like to give a warm welcome to Meike Kolthof from Heerema Marine Contractors. “With an ambition to create a lasting sustainable impact, I am honored to join the Young…

  • 06-11-2020 Young IRO

    Young IRO pubquiz

    Afgelopen maand hebben we met groot succes onze tweede digitale PubQuiz gegeven, dit keer tijdens de OEEC. Ondanks de beperkingen bij de OEEC vanwege corona, hebben we met plezier ons steentje bijgedragen om naast de…