The Waterborne Secretariat
The Waterborne Secretariat provides all necessary organiziational and administrative support.
Jaap Gebraad, Secretary-General (
Jaap has worked for about 10 years as Board Secretary and Senior Project Manager of the "Bureau Innovation Research & Development" of the Foundation STC Group. He was also the Daily Secretary of the European Association EDINNA (Education in Inland Navigation). From 2018 to March 2022, Jaap was Director Research and Development Affairs at SEA Europe and Executive-Director of the Waterborne Technology Platform. Jaap holds a Bachelor's Degree in Logistics and Economics of the University of Applied Sciences (HES) in Rotterdam.
David is currently doing a master's degree at the University of London, SOAS in Global Energy and Climate Policy and holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Ramon Llull University (Blanquerna) and a technical bachelor's degree in Institutional Relations, Event Management and Political Protocol from Miguel de Cervantes University (ESPRI) both in Barcelona. He has an extensive background in social projects for marginalised communities at the Social Rights Ministry of the Catalan Government, has worked in political events and protocol and as well as in several NGOs with a focus on renewable energies and the impacts of climate change.