Sjoerd is the CEO and co-founder of PortXchange, a digital maritime logistics start-up, based in Rotterdam.
Prior to co-founding PortXchange in 2018, Sjoerd de Jager was part of the PRONTO project team at Port of Rotterdam as Business Development Lead. 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.
Prior to his entry in the maritime domain, Sjoerd (co) founded several social enterprise / start-ups and worked as New Business Developer for large corporations including Phillips and DSM.
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 three sons, and in his spare time (which is limited) likes to kitesurf and is an avid reader