Paul Verheul

Paul Verheul (1961) started his professional career in 1981 at Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) in various jobs. In 1998 he made a job change to Transavia airlines where he assumed the role of Vice President Engineering & Maintenance.

In 2003 he made a transfer to Schreiner Aviation Group as COO. He was accountable for operational efficiency of 7 business units in various countries working mainly for the oil and gas industry and merged Schreiner into Canadian Helicopter Corporation (CHC).

In 2005 Paul changed to Driessen Galleys Europe where he made in 2007 the transfer to the Driessen Aerospace Group where he was appointed as CEO. He was primary responsible and accountable on realization of agreed strategy and business-targets, strategy choices and priorities. In addition to his role as CEO at the Driessen Aerospace Group, he was appointed Member of the Executive Committee of Zodiac Aerospace in 2008.

In 2011 he was appointed to the Executive Board of Van Oord nv as COO, based in Rotterdam. Paul is married and has 3 children.

Paul Verheul is member of several organisations:

  • Board member IADC (International Association of Dredging Companies)
  • Board member KVNR (Royal Dutch Shipowners Association)
  • Board member NABU (Netherlands Association of International Contractors)
  • Advisory Board member TU Delft –  DIMI (Technical University Delft – Deltas, Infrastructures & Mobility Initiative)
  • Advisory Board member PortXL (first World Port Accelerator for start-ups)
  • Advisory Board member DOB Ecology