Michiel Haverkorn van Rijsewijk

VBH, a leading technology integrator in the superyacht sector, has announced that Michiel Haverkorn van Rijsewijk has been appointed as director, commencing 5th January 2015.

He will take over from André Meijer, managing director of Imtech Marine, who has been managing the company on an interim basis for the past few months.

Van Rijsewijk has extensive experience in the world of AV/IT and brings with him a range of skills that will be valuable to VBH as it continues to grow in a highly competitive market place. Prior to joining VBH he has founded his own ICT company, launched one of the first internet service providers in the Netherlands and was vice president and CEO for Philips Lighting Middle East & Africa. In 2012, he joined the executive team of Ecofys as director for the Renewable Energy Division.

With his background as an entrepreneur and his experience in commercial leadership, strategic and international business development and business transformation, the board of VBH is confident that van Rijsewijkwill be a valuable addition to the team, and the right person to lead VBH to further growth.

Van Rijsewijk says that he is “thrilled with the opportunity to lead VBH in the next chapter of sustainable growth. I recognise great potential to accelerate the path of continued success together with our partners. From a more personal perspective, I have a great passion for yachting myself and also a strong interest in high-tech innovations in the areas of entertainment, connectivity and design.”