Managing Director | PortXchange
Prior to joining the Port of Rotterdam in 2017, Sjoerd de Jager (co) founded several start-ups and worked as New Business Developer for large corporations including Phillips and DSM. At the Port of Rotterdam, Sjoerd led the business development for Pronto, and the creation of spin-off company PortXchange, a start-up activity accelerated by Port of Rotterdam focused to bring the Pronto Port Call Optimization solution to market beyond Rotterdam. Sjoerd was part of the initial team that started working on the Pronto solution, seen it develop from proof of concept to a fully operational system and is now responsible for leading the team to implement in other ports worldwide. Sjoerd is also responsible for overall PortXchange performance, strategy execution and strategic partnerships. Sjoerd is an experienced entrepreneur, business developer and a starting angel investor.
Prior to his professional career, Sjoerd graduated cum laude in Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is father to two sons, and in his spare time (which is limited) likes to kitesurf and is currently trying to finish Antifragile by Nassim Taleb.