Management team

Management team

The management team at Oranje-Nassau Energie B.V. (ONE) brings a wealth of industry experience, technical expertise and business acumen to our operations. Their combined leadership places emphasis on operational excellence, innovation and strategy-driven advancement in the upstream sector.

Alexander Berger – CEO

Alexander holds an MSc degree in petroleum engineering from Delft University and an MBA degree from the Rotterdam School of Management. After graduating, he worked for Shell International in various technical and commercial roles. In 2000 Alexander joined SHV Holdings as the Commercial Manager of its E&P subsidiary Dyas. In 2007 he was appointed Managing Director of Dyas, holding several non-executive directorships on behalf of the company: Capricorn Energy, Delta Hydrocarbons and Ithaca Energy. While working for Dyas, Alexander was instrumental in doubling the oil and gas portfolio through numerous successful acquisitions. After leading a consortium composed of Dyas, ONH and Sumitomo, which successfully acquired the energy interests of the Wendel owned Oranje-Nassau Groep, Alexander left Dyas in June 2009 to become the new CEO of Oranje-Nassau Energie B.V. (ONE). In 2010 he joined the Cairn Board as a non-executive Director. Since 2012 he has also been a non-executive Director of Discover Exploration.

Chris de Ruyter van Steveninck – CFO

Chris joined Oranje-Nassau Energie B.V. (ONE) as CFO in August 2012. Chris is a reservoir engineer, holding an MSc degree from Delft University of Technology. He started his career with ABN AMRO in the Amsterdam-based Mergers & Acquisitions team, after which he spent a number of years with the bank’s Financial Recovery & Restructuring team managing both Dutch and international special credits. He then moved to ABN AMRO in Russia (Moscow), where he was responsible for financing Russia’s largest energy and resources companies including Gazprom, Rosneft and Lukoil. In August 2008, Chris joined Gazprom Sakhalin Holdings B.V. in Amsterdam as Managing Director. There, he built up and led a team of oil & gas professionals responsible for managing Gazprom’s 50% interest in Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, to date the world’s largest integrated oil & gas project. During this period Chris also obtained an Executive MBA degree from SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management.

Peter Nieuwenhuijze – COO

Peter has a background in electrical engineering and holds a bachelor’s degree in technology controls. Peter previously worked for Heerema and Wintershall Noordzee in several construction and engineering, technical supervisory and management positions both in the Netherlands and abroad. Peter joined the Oranje-Nassau Energie B.V. (ONE) team in 2011 as the engineering and construction manager, leading the development team of the Q16-Maas production facility and the Oranje Nassau Standard Satellite P11E development. In 2014 Peter attended the INSEAD TGM program and in 2015 he was promoted to Operations Director, followed up with a promotion in 2016 to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

In his function as COO, Peter manages the operations team. Together with the CEO, CFO, Commercial Director and Technical Director he also sits on the Board of ONE, which is responsible for strategy, operations and all acquisition/divestment related decisions. Peter is responsible for all operational activities related to HSE, Drilling, Production and Engineering and Construction activities.

Paul van Lingen – Technical Director

Paul holds a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from Delft University. Prior to joining Oranje-Nassau, he worked for BP, Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP), and Maersk Oil.

At IFP Paul had a Project Management role combining applied reservoir engineering research and commercial field studies for external clients. He worked, among others, on IOR/EOR development of the giant Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia and the Indian Mumbai High field. During his 14 years at Maersk Oil, Paul held several Development Director positions, where he was responsible for field development plans for a 20-well gas development, a 50-well appraisal/development plan, and a 100 million scf/d offshore Water-Alternating-Gas EOR project. As subsurface manager he was responsible for Well and Reservoir Management and Field Development of the Halfdan Field, a 100 thousand stb/d oil development.
In his function as Technical Director Paul manages the technical team and together with the CEO, CFO, COO and Commercial director sits on the Board of ONE, which is responsible for strategy and all acquisition/divestment related decisions.

Thijs Israel – Commercial Director

Thijs is Commercial Director and joined ONE in June 2015. Thijs obtained his MSc degree in Applied Physics at the TU Delft in 1997, and worked as management consultant at Arthur D. Little prior to obtaining his MBA from INSEAD in 2002. He then joined Shell and worked in Shell Gas & Power in various commercial roles in London, The Hague and Tripoli, Libya. In 2010 Thijs joined BG in Brisbane, Australia as Business Development manager working on the gas supply side for the Queensland Curtis LNG project . In 2014 Thijs joined the Westside Corporation Management Team as Commercial Manager, prior to his move back home to join ONE.