Managing Director IHC Mining
Henk van MUIJEN graduated in 1984 from Delft Technical University in the Netherlands (Faculty of Mining) with a MSc in mineral processing & metallurgy.
Right after his graduation he started working for Royal IHC and has been employed by this company in several positions. After a start as R&D engineer at MTI Holland, IHC’s R&D centre, he held several positions within IHC Mining. This was followed by a return in 1993 to MTI Holland, first as senior project manager, than as manager of the training department (IHC Training) and in 2005 as managing director of MTI Holland. Early 20015 Henk was appointed as managing director of IHC Mining.
IHC Mining is responsible for all market activities of IHC for the mining market, both equipment wise as well service related. IHC Mining focusses on dredge mining and mineral processing related solutions, from on shore operations to deep sea mining development. For this last acitivity Henk is involved in the two EU subsidized R&D project Blue Mining and Blue Nodules.
During his career at Royal IHC, Henk always had a strong focus on alluvial & marine mining, dredging and mineral processing. Given this specialist background, Henk regularly publishes articles on dredge mining and mineral processing and lectured Alluvial and Marine Mining at the Delft University of Technology from1993 till 2014.
Henk held several (advisory) board positions for professional organizations. End of 2017 he was appointed as chair of the board of WOC (World Ocean Council).