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.


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.


InfraVia Capital Partners

InfraVia Capital Partners is an investment manager dedicated to the infrastructure sector. InfraVia Capital Partners manages EUR 4 billion of assets across four 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


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

    Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Board at Alkion. Kimon is a shareholder 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. Before establishing Alkion 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 (Fulbright Scholar), a M.B.A. from the College des Ingenieurs in Paris and a B.Sc. in Physics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

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    Mats Hagstrom


    About Mats Hagstrom

    Chief Financial Officer at Alkion. He has 10 years of experience in storage and handling of bulk liquids across Europe.

    Prior to joining Alkion in 2018, Mats was core member of the asset management team at Mercuria Energy Group and most recently he was Finance Director at Vesta Terminals.

    He has also experience from various senior finance management roles across Europe at General Electric and Ernst & Young. Mats holds a MSc in Business and Economics from Uppsala University.

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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.