Meet Our team

Stephan Lubberhuizen

Proud owner of Protea Maritime Connection, Stephan Lubberhuizen has been in the international Maritime Industry for over 17 years. His reputation in international Dredging is supported by vast experience in Crew Management, Recruitment, and Secondment.

With a BA degree in International Business and Languages, Stephan worked initially in the hospitality industry and as a purser on cruise liners. Passion for the Dredging Industry runs strongly in Stephan’s family at both national and international levels; he recalls a childhood surrounded by dredgers of all types. He lives in Rotterdam in the Netherlands where Dredging is synonymous with his way of life.

Sander van der ploeg

 

Having worked in the International Maritime, Dredging and Offshore Industry since 1998, Sander van der Ploeg is a dynamic member of the team. His experience and extensive network are key to his success in Recruitment and Crew Management. He has BA degree in Human Resources Management and before joining the Maritime Industry worked with both the Police Department and Hotel New York in Rotterdam.

Sander lives in a suburb of the port city of Rotterdam, where passion for harbour, Maritime business and Offshore activities was ignited by stories about his grandfather, who worked in the port all his life.

TEssa Sluyter

Tessa Sluyter has worked in the International Maritime Construction, Dredging and Shipbuilding Industry since 1999. With a BA degree in Hotel Management and more than 20 years in the field of Recruitment and Secondment, she admits to being a recruiter at heart. Her passion, drive, broad experience and extensive network make her a valued team player.

Specialising in shore-based positions and determined to always find the best match, Tessa delights in working with candidates and clients worldwide – a trait she attributes to her roots. Her father was an engineer with an international company, and as his family travelled with him, Tessa’s childhood was one of encountering a variety of cultures. She was born in British Guyana, is a Canadian citizen, and has lived in The Netherlands for most of her life. It seems natural that Tessa’s working aim is always to bring cultures together in the best possible way.

Liz Clarke

Operating from Bloubergstrand in Cape Town, Liz Clarke is the Trade Agent for Protea Maritime Connection in South Africa. In addition to the administrative work for this office, she is the go-to person for South African candidates. After the interview process, successful candidates will feel reassured knowing that Liz is there to maintain a caring and watchful eye on them throughout their connection with the company.

Liz has a BA degree in Communication and Psychology and worked in both the airline industry and human resources before joining the Maritime Industry in 2008. Having spent her youth sailing yachts, Liz is fascinated with water in all forms, and thus the Maritime Industry with its positive work ethic afford her a sense of fulfilment on many levels.

ANNEMARIE DE JONG

Annemarie de Jong has worked in the International Maritime Industry for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience in international crewing matters to support her work in processing and maintaining the Protea Maritime Connection résumés and personnel files. It is her job to warn candidates about document expiry dates (e.g. renewal of medical certificates, passports and visas).

Annemarie shares her passion for the Maritime Industry with her partner who started out as a sea captain and now directs his own company, providing technical consultancy for new builds, refits and conversions of ships. Living close to the water, they enjoy sailing and diving together.

YVETTE DE KLERK

SAIMI National Cadet Programme Manager and founder of Cape Town-based Maritime Training Enterprise (MTE), Yvette de Klerk supports and partners with Protea Maritime Connection. Yvette’s role as our Associate ensures that recruits we employ have undergone the highest quality training, while her involvement with industry committees and associations keeps PMC connected with Maritime Industry Developments in South Africa.

After being in the Deck Department at sea, Yvette went on to gain extensive crewing experience in Singapore.  She is passionate about comprehensive training and development that prepares graduates for gainful employment in the Maritime Industry.

PROTEA MARITIME
CONNECTION BV

Address: 
14 Johan de Wittlaan
3054 AA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31(0) 888 77 68 33

Chamber of Commerce:
60961155
   VAT nr:
 
NL854137257B01

PROTEA MARITIME

CONNECTION BV

Address: 
14 Johan de Wittlaan
3054 AA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31(0) 888 77 68 33

Chamber of Commerce:

60961155 VAT nr NL854137257B01