Hendrik Klaas (Henk) Leeuw, 19 December 1941 – 17 January 2020
Mr. Leeuw was born and raised in ‘t Zandt. After university study, Mr. Leeuw completed his studies in mechanical engineering as an engineer in Delft. After this, Mr. Leeuw came back to the North of the country and became a teacher of mathematics and physics, including at the Higher Maritime School in Delfzijl.
With his love for ships, Mr. Leeuw invested in 2018, through the Otaria Group, in Scheepwerf Delfzijl, v/h. Hunfeld BV. Mr Leeuw also had sustainability of paramount importance.
It was his wish that the Otaria Group continues to focus on sustainable development and modernization of Shipyard Delfzijl BV, the development of wind energy by means of small wind turbines, and the construction of CO2 neutral small tugs and pushers.
Chairman L. J.H Hijlkema, former owner of Shipyard Hijlkema and Waarschip Werf.
Secretary/ treasurer Johan Kamps, former director of accountants-firm BDO.
The foundation includes private limited liability companies
On 26 August 2019, Zandt-Leeuw Foundation – with a legal form of foundation – was founded by Mr Hendrik Klaas (Henk) Leeuw
to continue the goals after his death: the reason why Zandt-Leeuw Foundation was appointed sole heir in a will.
At the time of the sudden death of Mr. Leeuw, he was busy with the set-up and implementation of Zandt-Leeuw Foundation, but unfortunately he was not able to complete it anymore. The initial policy plan looked at the period 2019 – 2020.
The new full board of Zandt-Leeuw Foundation has declared itself willing to continue the implementation and set-up of Zandt-Leeuw Foundation – in accordance with the wishes of Mr Leeuw, as laid down in the articles of association and as has become clear from the discussions with Mr Leeuw. The current policy plan covers the period 2020 – 2022.
The role of chairman will be fulfilled by Mr. Julius Koning.
Mr Koning had been friends with Mr Leeuw for many years. Mr Leeuw has asked Mr Koning to join the board because of his expertise in the field of investing and financial advice.
The role of treasurer will be fulfilled by Mr. Van de Meeberg, he is a lawyer and advises individuals, entrepreneurs and companies.
The role of secretary will be fulfilled by Mr. Van Cranenburgh and has years of experience in the field of (international) investments and financing.
The Zandt-Leeuw Foundation includes the Otaria Group.
Website; Goede doelen stichting Zandt-Leeuw Foundation.