After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Logistics from the Maritime Institute De Ruyters in the Netherlands, Mark set-up and managed HT Research from 1991-2001, an international consultancy focusing on logistics and quality. In 2002, he returned to De Ruyters as a lecturer, where he created a specialized business faculty for logistics and established many working relationships with other leading universities. In 2006, Mark joined ABN AMRO as Vice President, where he helped to lead the company through the global financial crisis. From 2010-2014, Mark was appointed CEO/CCO of APM Terminals at Port of Zeebrugge, in Belgium, where he was responsible for attracting significant Chinese investments and returning the loss-making port to profit. Mark joined SOHAR Port and Freezone as CEO in July 2016 from Hong Kong, where he had been working for two years as Global Client Director with APM Terminals.