Martijn de Bruijn, subproject leader Development & Implementation, 34 years old
'I came to work at Zeeland Seaports because I was particularly attracted to working on and around water. I have already managed a number of projects, such as dredging work, the building of quay structures, raising sites and constructing roads. I get to be involved in the full range of civil engineering activities at Zeeland Seaports. And that's what I particularly enjoy, with my background in construction and civil engineering. Other things also play an important role in my work, such as licence applications. And I also maintain many contacts with government authorities and businesses.'
Hatice Kara-Liman, company lawyer, 35 years old
'During my law studies I took a number of optional subjects, one of which was maritime law and associated international law. That makes a port authority such as Zeeland Seaports a great working environment. Here I can make good use of my knowledge.
I have already been working for five years at Zeeland Seaports. My work involves dealing with questions and problems to do with private law, varying from drawing up a letter serving notice of default to drafting agreements for companies that wish to set up business in our port area.
Zeeland Seaports offers me a dynamic and internationally oriented working environment, and my work is extremely varied. I come in contact with all sorts of areas of law and have frequent contact with companies in the port. That is what makes the work so interesting!'