Erkelens has over 20 years’ experience in the terminal industry and comes from a position as President EMEA at Vopak. He arrives following the decision of David Ellis, currently President of Odfjell Terminals BV, to leave the company after more than 20 years in the Odfjell Group.
Since 2013, Ellis has guided the organisation through a challenging period. He will finish on 1 April and Kristian Mørch, CEO of Odfjell Group, will act as interim CEO for the month before Erkelens, who lives in the Netherlands and will be working out of both the Rotterdam and the Houston office, takes up the role.
Odfjell Terminals is a joint venture between Odfjell SE and Lindsay Goldberg. The company owns nine terminals worldwide with over 4.5 million cubic metres in over 900 tanks.