Pieter van Oord started his career in 1989 at VOPAK. In 1992 he was assigned to Chicago as Commercial Manager. In 1994 he joined Van Oord ACZ. He spent six years in the UK as Managing Director. In 2001 he became Managing Director of the Offshore Divison. After the merger between Van Oord ACZ and Ballast Ham Dredging in 2005 he was appointed Managing Director of the Middle East based in Dubai. In this role he was responsible for the construction of the “Palm Island”. In 2007 he was appointed to the Board and in 2008 appointed as CEO.