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Paul Bakker
Manager, Business Development at Wagenborg Offshore



Specialties: Walk-2-Work, Tender Management, Contract management, Offshore maintenance, finance, international business, research, business development, international logistics, chartering, freight forwarding, shipping.


Royal Wagenborg

Manager Business Development

January 2017 - Present

Delfzijl, Provincie Groningen, Nederland

Responsible for business development at Wagenborg Offshore. Wagenborg Offshore is specialized in a wide variety of offshore activities, both in the Oil & Gas sector as well as in the renewables. Our assets, ranging from barges, ice-breaking supply vessel, and W2W SOV, are active worldwide.

New Silk Way Logistics

Managing Director

January 2017 - January 2018 (1 year 1 month)

China & The Netherlands

The "one-belt, one-road" rail connection offers an excellent opportunity for a short transit time between China and Europe. NSWL provides dedicated door to door solutions for both eastbound and westbound traffic. With our 45' temperature controlled solutions we make sure the goods arrive fast and safe at your final destination.

Royal Wagenborg 

5 years 11 months

Business Development Manager China

February 2013 - December 2016 (3 years 11 months)

Shanghai City, China

Business development for the Wagenborg Group including Wagenborg Projects & Logistics (WPL), Wagenborg Shipping, and Offshore.

Started the commercial office in China, set up partnerships with local Chinese

companies, expand the global network for Royal Wagenborg.

Acquiring new customers for services ranging from containerized logistics on

the rail China-Europe, to oversized project cargo logistics.

Business planning, research, and marketing for Wagenborg Shipping

Corporate Trainee

February 2011 - January 2013 (2 years)


February 2012 - January 2013:

Seeking potential partners for Royal Wagenborg in China (Shanghai). Looking for possibilities to set up a representative office to expand the geographical services of the Wagenborg group.

August 2011- January 2012:

Strategic consulting; writing a business plan for Wagenborg Projects & Logistics.

February - August 2011: Investigate the potential opportunities for Wagenborg Offshore in harsh environmental conditions. Conduct market research for these specific areas.


International Business Research

November 2007 - September 2008 (11 months)

Seek potential suppliers in Vietnam in the business-to-business market, visit these suppliers and make recommendations to Kramp.



2007 - 2008 (2 years)


Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

advanced degree, Offshore Support Business · (2015 - 2016)

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

Foundation degree, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain

Management · (2014 - 2015)

University of Groningen

Master's degree, International Economics & Business · (2007 - 2009)

University of Groningen

Bachelor's degree, International Economics and Business; International

Economics and Business · (2003 - 2009)

National Taiwan University

Bachelor, International Economics and Business · (2006 - 2007)

Paul Bakker's Network

Agenda Sessions

  • Case study: Wagenborg's experience of walk to work vessels in the Arctic

    , 10:55

Speakers at this event