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Jan Gardeitchik
Senior Lead Digitization / Business Development Manager at Port of Rotterdam


Jan Gardeitchik originally studied Chemistry and Information Technology and he joined the Port of Rotterdam authority 35 years ago as a safety & environmental specialist.

Within the Port authority he worked on various positions and was a senior manager for more than 20 years, leading both operational and staff departments. He was also trained as Incident Commander and has a broad experience in dealing with port emergencies. He was for 17 years Head of the Policy & Innovation Department for the Harbor Master Division at the port of Rotterdam.

He was in this function amongst others responsible for the development of the Rotterdam Port call Optimization program and a member of the steering committee on digitization for the marine side of the port.

He followed the “leadership and executive development” programs at the Erasmus University and became head of the Policy and Innovation department of the Harbor Master Division.

Other subjects we worked on were the introduction of clean fuels for shipping like LNG, Port Security, Clean shipping and waste management and Cyber security resilience.

After working for some time in the Middle East he now is the “Senior Lead Digitization” in the newly established department of “Digital Business Solutions” and works as a business develop manager for Port of Rotterdam International.

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