Jan van Akkeren became HMC's Senior Vice President Operations and Asset Management  on November 1, 2013.

Jan started his career at Heerema Marine Contractors in the Foundation Engineering Department on February 1, 1991 after finishing his MSc in Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology. In July 1996, he moved to the Operations Department where he fulfilled many positions and eventually became VP Operations and Assets in 2011.

He spent a significant part of his career for HMC abroad in, among others, Curacao, Mexico, USA, Nigeria and Angola. In the latter country, he was responsible for setting up four companies and the construction and operation of Heerema's Porto Amboim Yard.