WHO WE ARE

ABOUT ALKION

According to Greek Mythology “Alkionides” are the Halcyon days, the calm bright days in the midst of winter that the gods gave to the kingfishers to enable them to hatch their eggs. The mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher, is said to have the power of charming the winds and waves into calmness.

The Halcyon days are also associated with calmness, serenity, prosperity and happiness.

WHO WE ARE

Alkion Terminals is a partnership between infrastructure investor InfraVia Capital Partners and energy expert Coloured Finches.

Alkion Terminals combines the tank storage industry and hands-on operational expertise of Coloured Finches with the infrastructure financing and asset management expertise of InfraVia to acquire, upgrade and optimize liquid bulk terminals. Alkion strives to own and operate a network of oil products and chemical terminals that fulfil a primary role in the European downstream value chain.

The Alkion team has a deep understanding of our customer’s business and their strategic interests.

Coloured Finches

Coloured Finches is a Dutch company established by former CEOs from the oil downstream industry in 2012. The independent group is active in the integrated downstream business and has extensive knowledge and experience in owning and operating storage terminals.

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InfraVia Capital Partners

InfraVia Capital Partners is an investment manager dedicated to the infrastructure sector. InfraVia Capital Partners manages approximately €1.7 bn of assets across three infrastructure funds, which are positioned as long term investors across the infrastructure and energy sectors in Europe. InfraVia Capital Partners is affiliated with the OFI Group

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Management team

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    Rutger van Thiel

    CEO & Member of the Board

    About Rutger van Thiel

    Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board at Alkion, is Partner at Coloured Finches. He has over 25 years of experience in storage and handling of bulk liquids and gases. Rutger has held various management roles across the globe over the years. As former Chief Executive Officer of the Oiltanking group he was responsible for the world’s second largest independent tank storage provider. Rutger has built and managed asset-intensive infrastructure businesses that provide vital logistical services to the international oil and gas industry. Following his MBA he started his career with Dutch Vopak and gained valuable hands-on experience in various management roles over the years. Rutger is specialized in asset management and the development and operations of tank storage terminals and related infrastructure.

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    Kimon Palinginis

    Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Board at Alkion

    About Kimon Palinginis

    Executive Director Corporate Development and Member of the Board at Alkion. Kimon is one of the shareholders at Coloured Finches and has 20 years’ experience in the Energy sector. He has worked with leading International companies and National Oil Companies in oil & gas, power and renewables with particular focus on Strategy, M&A, performance improvements and transformations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Most recently he was a senior core member of the global Energy team at the Boston Consulting Group. Prior to that he was the Corporate Development Director at North Sea Group and was previously with Booz & Co. in London. Kimon holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oregon, a M.B.A. from the College des Ingenieurs in Paris and a B.Sc. in Physics from the Karlruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is also a Fulbright Scholar.

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    Oliver Laroche

    CFO and Member of the board

    About Oliver Laroche

    CFO and Member of the Board at Alkion, Olivier is Asset Manager at Infravia Capital Partners. Olivier is in charge of the management of several portfolio companies of Infravia and as such is responsible for delivering acquisition plans and operating improvements, seizing value creation opportunities and managing operating risks. Olivier brings 15 years of strategic consulting experience, mostly in infrastructure and transportation (corporate strategy, business planning, due diligence, operational performance improvement and organization transformation programs). Prior to joining Infravia in 2016, Olivier worked for A.T. Kearney and Bouygues Construction in Europe and in the Middle East. Olivier is a graduate from HEC Business School.

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    John Van Loon

    Assets and operations

    About John Van Loon

    Director Assets and Operations at Alkion Terminals. He has 35 years of experience in operating bulk liquid terminals and fuel distribution depots in Europe. John has held various hands-on management roles in logistics management of terminals, depots, barges, road transportation and retail stations over the years. At Van der Sluijs, North Sea Group and Argos he has been responsible for the transition and integration of acquired terminals as well as newly build facilities in Northwestern Europe. John is specialised in operations, maintenance, EPC projects and HSSE.

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    Thierry Picard

    COO

    About Thierry Picard

    Chief Operating Officer. He has over 15 years of experience in storage and handling of bulk liquids. Thierry has held various management roles across Europe. As former General Manager of LBC Sogestrol Thierry has led a €250M investment plan and managed assets that feed plants of major IOCs. Prior to this role he was the Operations Director in Europe and managed, for LBC, different teams and investments in 11 terminals (1Mm3). Most recently he was the General Manager of France and Iberia LBC tank terminals before joining Alkion.

    He started his career in French administration auditing Seveso plants on safety and environment.

    Thierry is specialized in asset management, HSSE, projects and operations of tank storage terminals.

    He is a graduate from Ecole des Mines.