Frogs International
Environmental Management and Consultancy

Maarten Smies

Maarten Smies MSc is the principal consultant and director of Frogs International. He is a highly and widely experienced environmental (and HSE) management advisor with twenty years of direct experience in the exploration and production of oil and gas business and with nine years of earlier environmental experience.

Until his retirement in 2008 he was EP Global Environment Lead with Shell International Exploration & Production in the Netherlands, now part of Shell's Upstream business. He has carried out substantial in-country projects in Nigeria, Gabon, Tanzania, Zaire/Congo, the USA, Canada, Colombia, the UAE, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Russia and Kazakstan and completed senior postings to Oman, the UAE and Iran.

In addition, he has had considerable involvement in external affairs and the environmental/external affairs interface and engagement in sustainable development and in learning and development in environmental management.

An all-round environmental and HSE management advisor, Maarten has extensive intercultural experience and is a good team player and a motivating leader of staff.

Maarten has been engaged in substantial activities and responsibilities in his professional field and in the social field. He was a founder member and secretary of the Environmental Toxicology Section of the Netherlands Society of Toxicology and he chaired the Society's Committee on Information and Education. He has been a board member for eight years and vice-president of the Dutch National Trust for Nature Conservation and is a recognised leader there.

You may download a brief presentation, a one-page summary characterisation or Maarten's resume.

There is also a presentation on intercultural aspects of environmental management in the international oil and gas industry.


Olga Ignatenko MSc PhD has joined us as an associate expert on waste management and waste recycling and processing. Olga and I recently worked together on an Environmental Management System and Certification scheme in Ukraine.

We are pleased to be able to include waste management and waste recycling and processing in our portfolio of services.

Frogs International
Environmental Management and Consultancy

PO Box 96992
2509 JJ    Den Haag
(the Netherlands)

phone:  +31 70 326 8365
mobile: +31 6 2207 3021
skype:   maartensmies

Last updated on 23 June 2015