Nexstep appointed Jacqueline Vaessen general manager. Nexstep is an initiative of EBN, participant on behalf of the Dutch State in all Dutch oil and gas projects, and NOGEPA, trade association for oil and gas producers in the Netherlands. She will be responsible for the day-to-day management and expansion of the association whose ambition is to stimulate cooperation in the area of reuse and dismantling of oil and gas infrastructure in the Netherlands. She began working in 1989 at Shell Nederland Chemie. In 1996 she worked at Syntens as an innovation advisor and became director in 2000. In 2004 she became an entrepreneur whose company focused on energy saving within the industry and alternative ways of generating sustainable energy. Vaessen is an engineer in chemical technology and also holds a bachelor in psychology.