Senior NIVRE registered surveyor
Managing director / partner
Member of Nivre and the Kamer van het Nivre (Netherlands Institute of Register Experts)
Member of the Board of VOS (Stichting Vignet Olie Scheepvaart, Foundation for Shipping Oil Certification)
Member of IIMS (International Institute of Marine Surveyors)
Member of VTR (Verenigd Register van Taxateurs, Associated Register of Non-exclusive surveyor for China Register)
Roelof completed his study of Maritime Engineering at the Willem Barentsz Maritime Institute on Terschelling.
In the subsequent nine years he worked as a maritime engineer on various types of ships (general cargo ships, bulk carriers, container ships) operated by Nedlloyd Lines. After that he worked for two years as a project manager on new-build ships at Wolfard & Wessels (a branch of Conoship) in Groningen. In this function he was responsible for the fitting and completion of engine-room installations in sea-going vessels.
Roelof entered employment as a surveyor with Van Ameyde in Amsterdam in 1987, and moved to Verschoor & Bras in 1991. Since then, he has been working as an all-round surveyor in deep-sea and inland shipping. In addition, within Verschoor & Bras he has specialized in surveying sea-going and inland shipping vessels and is a registered valuator accredited by the VRT (Associated Register of Valuators).
In 2001 Roelof became a partner and in 2006 he became a managing director of Verschoor & Bras. With the takeover of Marinco Survey in 2013 he has extended his management responsibilities.