Curriculum Vitae

1991 2016

1991 Start-up the Van Meegen Group and opening new main-office in Bemmel (NL)


1991 - 2016
Starting as entrepreneur and start-up the Van Meegen Group of Companies.
1992 - 1996
Dealership of Nautical equipment form Radio Zeeland & Radio Holland, Siemens and Swiss Radars.(sold in 1999)
1993 - 1996
Starting up with USA partner "DMP' in Ft.Lauderdale, Electronic company for Mega-Yacht (sold in 1996)
1994 - 1997
Starting up a fuel supply station for inland cargo ships by the City of Nijmegen (sold in 1997)
1994 - 2004
Trade Company for inland cargo ships (Buying and Selling)
1997 - 2000
Re-building 5 inland cargo ships to containership and also doing the complete exploitation (sold in 2000)
2001 - 2003
Opening new main-office in Nijmegen (Netherlands)
1995 - 1999
Building a tanker for special purpose for river-transport of edible oils and fats (sold in 1999)
1999 - 2004
Building 11 x 48 Teu containerships for the small Canals and rivers in the Netherlands(sold in 2004)
1997 - 2005
Counselor for several hinterland container terminals for starting up tri-modal transport to Rotterdam en Antwerpen
1991 - 1999
Developing and distributing worldwide Recaro Maritime Wheelhouse seats (sold in 1999)
2004 - 2007
Opening new main-office in Bemmel (Netherlands)
2004 - 2007
Opening new company in New-York and developing new cruise ships for the City of New-York to start-up the River Cruise market on the Hudson River (still in proces).
2004 - 2009
Counselor for Ceres Paragon Terminal Amsterdam Logistic and start up the modal-shift.
2004 - 2009
Opening 2 offices in Amsterdam and Rotterdam for inter-modal transport and hire several container ships. (sold in 2009)
Buying MS Rembrandttoren- MS Lingewaard- MS C├ęst La Vie for the benefit of the Amsterdam Ceres Terminal. Announcement of two strings of Grand Alliance arriving at the Ceres Paragon Terminal and setting up the Amsterdam Intermodal Transport BV to organize hinterland connections to/from Amsterdam.(Activities sold in 2009).
Custom-Built and launch River Cruise Ship "MPS Serenade 1" (sold 2012) and "MPS Serenade 2" (sold in 2014) . Buying "MPS Serenity" (sold 2012)- "MPS My Story" (sold 2012) - "MPS Royal Crown" - "MPS Switzerland 2" (sold 2014).And operating all mentioned ships, including sales & catering/nautical management. (Sold in 2012)
Developing a new strategie for the chinees market for outbound tourism for the European River Cruises market.
Building and launching the River Cruise Ship "MPS Excellence", sold to Twerenbold reisen in Swiss in 2009.
Opening new main-office in Huissen (Netherlands).
Merged Rotterdam office and Amsterdam office, and services our clients from one main office. ( sold in 2009)
Buying the "MPS Royal Crown" (ex River Cloud) and operate this river cruise ship to several touroperators worldwide.
Start-Up sales activities with The River Yachting Club for several touroperators worldwide. (sold in 2014)
Opening new-main office in Bemmel (Netherlands)
Operating River Cruise Ship "MPS Queen MAXIMA".
Opening new office in Shanghai for Tourism of the European River Cruise Market.
Counselor for middle-east projects.
Mergers and acquisitions of International Companies and Projects.
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