Joseph van Oudenhoven

Joseph van Oudenhoven

Joseph van Oudenhoven (1942) graduated as Civil Engineer at the Technical University of Delft. After a first job with the United Nations he returned to university and obtained degrees in environmental sciences at IHE, Delft, and at Harvard University. He joined Shell in 1973 and advised Shell companies worldwide about environmental affairs, especially related to water, soil and oil spills. Later he became the environmental coordinator for refineries. He was guest lecturer at IHE and participated in many activities within CONCAWE (environmental organisation European oil industry). Whilst working for Shell in Gabon, he founded the 'Environmental Forum of the Oil industry in Gabon. He ended his career with Shell in 1998 as head of 'Waste Management Services and Treatment Technologies'. Since 1999 he is an independent Environmental Adviser.