A high-impact senior professional in the field of Executive, Senior Management and Professional Expert positions. Passionate about finding the right leaders in the Manufacturing, Energy (Renewable and Conventional), Transport and Logistics, Chemicals and Oil & Gas industries.
Roland is Partner in Amrop’s Amsterdam office and a member of Amrop’s global Industrial and Energy & Infrastructure Practice Groups. Prior to joining Amrop he started his professional career with Royal Dutch Shell where he participated in their international internship program in the Ivory Coast. Later Roland held commercial and senior management positions at Chevron Corporation in the United Kingdom and West Africa over a period of 14 years. While in the Ivory Coast he was temporarily seconded to ExxonMobil. After gaining Blue-chip exposure, he returned to the Netherlands joining Rabobank International to bring Oil Major experience to their Renewable Energy & Infrastructure Finance team. This team provides Project Finance aimed at high profile global projects such as large offshore wind farms and infrastructural projects. Following 7 years in Finance, he rejoined the oil sector working for the world’s 4th largest Energy trading house, Gunvor. In 2016 Roland decided to use his experiences in shaping sustainable success through finding inspiring leaders in the industries he is active in.Roland initiated and wrote a global Amrop White Paper about the energy transition based upon a dozen interviews with CEOs of large Dutch, partly listed, companies.Specialties: CxO placements (CEO, CFO, COO, etc.), General Management (MD, Director level), Manufacturing/Operations/Supply Chain Management, Sales and Business Development and Private Equity.