News from section Amsterdam

 The summer holidays are about to start. 


But before relaxing, KNVTS Amsterdam board came together to discuss our next live events, starting right after the holidays.

All the details will be revealed in due time, for now, know that we will keep our focus on sustainability and green initiatives. This time we will take action and contribute to a beach clean-up, where we will have the possibility to be directly involved and learn more about how we can keep the sea safe and clean. This is just the beginning of the new KNVTS Amsterdam series of event. Be prepared, for example, for our participation at METS Trade, with interesting lectures and networking occasions.

A new season full of events is not the only news at KNVTS Amsterdam: two members of our board,  Kevin Roos and Mariana Candella, have decided to leave and we would like to thank them for their work and dedication in the past years, as well as wish them the best of luck for their future. Their contribution has been essential to make KNVTS Amsterdam what it is today and we are really looking forward to meeting them again at our events.

Luckily, we are happy to announce that two new members are ready to join our board: Alican Kilinc and Carolina Ulloa Parra, whose new ideas, experience and enthusiasm will be fundamental for our future initiatives. We are glad to share with you their introduction in their own words:

 Alican Kilinc

I’m 38 years old, living in Brielle with my girlfriend and 2 cats. I studied naval architecture and marine engineering in TU Istanbul and graduated in 2007. In past, I have worked for various companies in different positions such as; Naval architect, Sr. Shipbuilding engineer, Sales manager, project manager engineering. I moved to the Netherlands in 2013 which was a great decision so far. Three years ago, I have started my own company (consultancy and the marine equipment sales) tobridge my network in Turkey and the Netherlands. Currently I am working on a project at Feadship (Royal van Lent shipyard) as project manager engineering. I worked many offshore, workboat, highspeed and commercial vessel projects and now enjoying superyacht world as well.

I like making music and playing guitars, reading and I am a passionate sailor. I love refitting sailboats as hobby and as small side projects. I am quite social person and already so excited about being onboard of KNVTS which is a great heritage. 

Carolina Ulloa Parra