Martin Dorsman has been the Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations since the 1 st of November 2017. From June 2011 to the date of his appointment as Secretary General he had been the managing director of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR). From September 2006 to June 2011 he had been the KVNR’s deputy managing director. Before joining the KVNR he had been employed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and as such had been working on macro economic policy, regionaleconomic policy and R&D-policy. In 1999 he joined the ministry of Transport, where he was responsible for fiscal maritime policy and other maritime policies. The latter two years of his employment at the ministry of Transport he was head of unit for the team responsible for the Betuwe freight rail track, the dedicated rail track from the port of Rotterdam to Germany.