Carla Jong is Project Manager at the Port of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. She is well experienced in managing projects for sustainable and safe port development. Port development in a fast growing metropolitan region where it is all about the impact of the port and connecting the port with the surrounding area. At the moment she manages a big wind energy development project within the Amsterdam port area which will generate local renewable energy for the region.
Carla graduated in Process engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht and in Public administration at the University of Amsterdam. After working as an advisor for the Dutch cities of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, she has now worked for 7 years at the Port of Amsterdam, a corporatized organisation into which she fitted well as it operates at the intersection between government and private maritime and industrial companies.
Port of Amsterdam is Western Europe’s fourth largest port and plays a large role in the transhipment and processing of energy products. Port of Amsterdam is committed to being a smart port and to adding value for customers and the environs in a sustainable and innovative manner. It seeks to promote growth at companies, while still taking a careful approach to the available space and the quality of water, soil and air. Port of Amsterdam aims to achieve this through intensive cooperation with partners in the business community (national and international), city and region.