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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Port St. Maarten Group of Companies is the maritime gateway and a catalyst of the St. Maarten economy. We are a dynamic and multi-faceted company, as our industry portfolios includes cruise, cargo, yachting and real estate. In the challenging environment of today’s economic situation, it is our goal to drive the Port’s development even further and guide it towards long-term success.

For the leading port in the Caribbean we are seeking an experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The CEO is the highest-ranking executive manager at the Port of St Maarten and has responsibility for the overall success of the organization with the highest standards of integrity. The right candidate must be ready to build and model a great company culture, provide inspired, ethical leadership to our executive team and establish a great working relationship with the Managing Board and the Supervisory Board.


include but are not limited to:

  • complying with the rules and regulations according to Good Corporate Governance in the broadest sense of the word;
  • being the general spokesperson of the Group;
  • supervise and control all strategic and business aspects;
  • commanding the organization and is responsible for giving the proper strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success;
  • establishing and executing the Group’s mission, vision and objectives;
  • setting/developing strategic goals and making sure they are measurable and describable;
  • consulting with the shareholder, the Supervisory Board and the unions;
  • presenting and being responsible for the Group’s strategic plan to shareholder and key stakeholders, such as the cruise lines & financiers;
  • maintaining awareness of competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities, industry developments, etc.;
  • leading, guiding, directing and evaluating the work of executive leaders within the company;
  • assessing risks to the company and ensuring monitoring & minimization;




  • academic working and thinking level;
  • proven working experience with at least five (5) years of management experience on (strategic) management level. Must be a proven professional in his/her field of business;
  • experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing vision;
  • knowledge of the policy & strategic vision of the government of Sint Maarten;
  • knowledge of and/or interest in general logistic, ports and port development, specifically in the four pillars of the company: cruise, cargo, real estate development and yachting;
  • ability to exercise sound judgement, make decisions based on accurate, timely analyses;
  • financial and economic knowledge;
  • Knowledge and//or insight in social, economic, political, cultural aspects of Sint Maarten;
  • comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment;
  • excellent command of the English and Dutch language.





Excellent compensation on offer for the right experience.

The successful candidate will be subject to a VDSM A-screening, a case assignment, an assessment and a medical test are part of the application procedure.  To apply for this position, please send an application letter and your resume to Ms. Darlene Sloop at recruitment(at)
For more information please call +5999 466 9000.
Closing date for applications is Friday August 14, 2020.