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 organize 3 Intelligent Events. Each with its own thematic program & networking opportunity. Next to that we organize 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 nearly 425 IRO member companies, we welcome you to member up via! Please mention your name, function, company name, date of birth, e-mail and (cell) phone number. 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

Bernard Alblas (Chairman), IHC Services
Jiska Bazuin (Vice-Chairman), Pronomar
Paul Schoenmakers (Communication Officer), Temporary Works Design
Timon Ligterink (Member Officer), Huisman Equipment
Amber Nossent (Relations Manager), Navingo
Sander Morshuis (Innovation Officer), Mocean Offshore
Sophie van Zanten, (Communication Officer), Fugro

Latest news

  • 14-01-2020 Young IRO

    New Young IRO board member: Paul Schoenmakers

    After years of passion and dedication for Young IRO, Siwart Mackintosh has passed the baton to a new Young IRO board member. Siwart has contributed to the growth of Young IRO in multiple ways, and…

  • 11-12-2019 Young IRO

    Inspiring Young IRO closing event at Buccaneer Delft!

    On the 10th of December, Young IRO organized an entrepreneurial event together with the Buccaneer Delft “Accelerating from start-up to scale-up”. Four start-ups in the offshore and power sector shared their inspirational stories and advice…

  • 15-10-2019 Young IRO

    It’s a wrap: The Offshore Quiz Show!

    We can look back at a very successful Offshore Quiz Show and Young professional networking gathering. The crowd was really pro-active and our Panel of Experts added a lot of interesting background information on the…

  • 02-10-2019 Young IRO

    Expanding the Young IRO family with a new board member

    After years of enthusiastic dedication for Young IRO, Laurens van Gelder and Nick van der Steen have decided to pass the baton to a new board member. A special thanks to Laurens and Nick who…

  • 17-06-2019 Young IRO

    Very successful Young IRO Machine Learning Event

    On the 13th of June 40 Young IRO members got together to combine their knowledge and brainstorm how we can solve critical industry challenges using machine learning. Their concepts and pitches were very impressive! The…

  • 15-04-2019 IRO news, Young IRO

    Young IRO upcoming events

    On the 2nd of May, Young IRO members are invited to a socializing event hosted by Ampelmann in Delft. Learn more about Ampelmann’s transition from a start-up to a multinational and meet other Young Professionals…

  • 15-02-2019 Member news, Young IRO

    Jack Up Barge geeft kijkje in de keuken aan ‘uitverkocht’ Young IRO op hefeiland JB-115

    De Nederlandse offshore service provider Jack Up Barge heeft 30 leden van industrie-platform Young IRO donderdag een kijkje in de keuken gegeven van het 55,5 meter lange hefeiland JB-115 in Rotterdam. De JB-115 heeft recentelijk…

  • 17-12-2018 Young IRO

    ‘Youngification’. We close this wonderful and successful Y-IRO year with a new addition to the board!

    This was a great Y-Iro year with events at the DOB-Academy, Royal IHC and at Offshore Energy. Recently Jeanine van Zon, of Van Oord, decided to focus more on her own Young organization, so…

  • 19-11-2018 RotterdamYoung IRO, IRO news

    Paving our way to a bright offshore future!

    We are truly honoured and proud that with the support of all participants, speakers, our sponsors (Ampelmann Operations, Mr. James Offshore Services, Jack-Up Barge BV) & our…

  • 11-10-2018 RotterdamYoung IRO

    Young IRO Offshore Energy event trailer

    On the 23rd of October our Young IRO event with the title: Paving our way to a bright offshore future, Together! will kick off at OEEC in Amsterdam. This interactive event will feature young and…

  • 18-09-2018 RotterdamYoung IRO

    Young IRO

    Last week Thursday Young IRO was present on the Young Ship event. We discussed the mission and vision of Young IRO. Also we introduced our upcoming event: Paving A Way To A Bright Offshore Future,…

  • 10-04-2018 RotterdamYoung IRO


    Young IRO is looking back at the first Intelligent Event of 2018, hosted by the DOB Academy in Delft. The theme of the event was “Get to know your Industry Counterpart”. It was a dynamic…