Management Team

Managing Director

Arron Smyth

Mr. Smyth is a senior executive with an accomplished background in financial services, investment banking, business leadership and operations. He has provided origination and advisory services to private equity/venture capital, debt/trade finance institutions, family offices and commodity trading houses and has a substantive track record in supporting transactions, projects and operations in the oil & gas, mining and clean energy sectors in EMEA and North America.


Mr. Smyth has served as a board member, executive director, senior advisor and management consultant to private and public organisations focused on operating or investing within the energy and natural resources sectors around the world.

Head of Project Operations

Maarten Reenalda

Mr. Reenalda is a senior executive of Dutch nationality and is experienced in infrastructure and real estate development both as a Project Management Consultant and as a contractor.


He graduated from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands with a master’s degree in construction management. Since his graduation he has worked for multinational companies predominantly in an international environment, developing and managing major infrastructure projects around the world.

Mr. Reenalda is a guest lecturer at the TU Delft faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment for the module “Management in the Built Environment”.

Chief Commercial Officer

Jan Thijs Maatman

Mr. Maatman graduated from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands with a master’s degree in Applied Earth Science, specialization processing raw materials. Since his graduation Mr. Maatman has work for a maritime contractor nowadays called “Van Oord” ( ) as a Superintendent, Works Manager and Project Manager in several countries. Later, he worked for Bluewater ( ), which is a company active in the operations of floating and storage vessels and supplier of equipment to import/export crude oil and oil products to storage terminals onshore.


Mr. Maatman fulfilled positions as Engineer, Tender Manager and Business Developer. In 2008 Mr. Maatman co-founded Riverlake Solutions under the umbrella of the Riverlake Group in Geneva, Switzerland.

Chief Technical Officer

Emilie Janson

Mrs Janson holds a Master of Science in Petroleum and Mining Engineering from the University of Delft and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Maastricht.  


A qualified professional with diversified experience in sustainable development, energy transition, petro-chemical industry and waste management, Mrs Janson is a dynamic innovator with an engineering background and provides decisive leadership to multi-functional, cross cultural global teams. 


Mrs Janson has worked overseas in the MENA region for many years and has fulfilled leading positions in oil and gas projects, managing green field terminal and port developments and is specialized in sustainable energy projects.