Jan-Pieter returned to Heerema Marine Contractors, where he first started his career, in June 2009 as Chief Operational Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2009.

Jan Pieter has a well-rounded background and experience in Project Management, Operations and General Management. After graduating from the Delft University of Technology, he started his career in HMC's projects department. He worked in a number of different divisions throughout the Heerema Group, in the Netherlands as well as in Norway. Jan-Pieter also worked as Managing Director for Heerema Vlissingen B.V., one of the subsidiaries of Heerema Fabrication Group. In 2003 he was appointed Chief Operational Officer for the Fabrication Group and became Chief Executive Officer for the same holding in January 2005 until his return to HMC in 2009.