On June 1, 2017 Saskia Rijtema was appointed Chief Operating Officer, where she is responsible for Project & Services, Operations and QASHE.

Saskia started her career at Heerema Marine Contractors in October 1997 and has since been working in various departments and been involved in many projects all around the world. Over the years she has developed a wide engineering and project execution experience in the various business activities of HMC. In  2014, Saskia took on the responsibility as VP Technology and was promoted to Senior Vice-President Technology and Innovation in January 2016, where she was responsible for all engineering for projects, tenders and assets worldwide as well as HMC's innovation agenda.

Saskia holds an MSc degree in Offshore Engineering from Delft University of Technology.