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
Ruben de Nie (Vice-Chairman), Damen Shipyards Group
Ivo Muller (Marketing & Communication Officer), Van Oord
Meike Kolthof (Marketing & Communication Officer), Heerema Marine Contractors
Vera Nijwening (Relationship Manager), Huisman Equipment
Ruben de Jong, (Sustainable innovation Officer), Damen
Paul Schoenmakers (Community Officer), TWD
Myrna Staring, (Future workforce Officer), Fugro


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