• Myrna Staring

    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…

  • 20210715 Mentor examples-03

    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…

  • Vera Nijwening – YIRO

    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…

    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