Cees van de Mortel
Chief Commercial Officer
In the fall of 2012, Cees van de Mortel joined Host in Norfolk as chief operating officer, overseeing all aspects of the firm’s operations. In 2016, he moved to the role of chief commercial officer. Cees’ background in operations, commercial development, and management makes him uniquely suited to provide skilled and diversified services to Host clients.
Before joining Host, Cees spent 12 years with Kinder Morgan Terminals, most recently as commercial director, where he was responsible for the commercial activities for marine terminals in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, for sales and marketing of all coal and fertilizer movements nationwide, and for intermodal and packaging operations. Prior to Kinder Morgan, he was employed with the Dutch transportation and terminal company Vopak. There, he oversaw operations at the Elizabeth River Terminals and Marine Port Terminals, Inc., handling general cargo and dry-bulk commodities.
Cees was born in the Netherlands and graduated with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and master’s in business administration from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. He is currently serving as a director of the Virginia Maritime Association and regularly speaks at industry events and conferences.