Patrick Kulsen is managing director at PJK International and Downstream/PortStorage Group, collectively belonging to the Insights Global brand. He currently has the role of general manager and senior consultant. In 2006, Patrick joined PJK as the second person alongside his father Pieter Kulsen. Together with his father he managed to grow the company to its current form. In 2013, he officially acquired the company.
Curiosity to understand commodity industries and the ambition to grow the business are his main professional drives. His broad academic and technical education highlights this intrinsic motivation to look at subjects from all angles, to innovate and to seek intellectual challenges.
As general manager, Patrick is responsible for daily and long term business of the whole group. After integrating and reorganizing Downstream/PortStorage Group and PJK into one coherent business, the accelerated growth of the new company is now his main focus.
For clients which are active in oil trading, oil products/chemicals distribution and tank storage, Patrick heads market research and consultancy projects. Recent projects focused mainly on market and commercial Due Diligence of tank terminal assets up for sale.
Patrick has degrees in Quantitative Finance (MSc.), Industrial Engineering (MSc.) and Mechanical Engineering (B).