Henk Kamp appointed as member of Boards of financial supervision

The Hague / Willemstad – As of on July 1, 2018 former Minister Henk Kamp will sit on the Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) Curaçao and Sint Maarten and Cft Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. For the Board of financial supervision Aruba the appointment will take effect on August 1st. Appointed upon proposal of the Netherlands, he will succeed the current member Sybilla Dekker. Chairman Raymond Gradus: “Henk Kamp is someone with great governmental experience and ample affinity with the Caribbean; with the departure of Sybilla Dekker a gap would have arisen, which fortunately now has been filled up instantly. Given the state of public finances in the countries, demanding a lot of attention, I am delighted with the expertise that Henk brings in.”

On May 9, 2018, the Kingdom Council of Ministers approved the appointment of Henk Kamp in the Boards of financial supervision. Earlier, the Council of Ministers had already done the same with his appointment in the Cft BES. Henk Kamp has a long track record in public administration. For example, before he became a Minister, he was a municipal councilor, alderman, member of the Provincial Council of Gelderland and a member of the Second Chamber. In the Balkenende I and II/III cabinets, he was respectively Minister for Housing, Urban Planning and Environmental management and for Defense. After that he was again a member of the Second Chamber and for two years Commissioner for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. He then served as Minister of Social Affairs and Employment in the Rutte I cabinet and as Minister of Economic Affairs in the Rutte II cabinet. Currently he still holds various other positions as chairman of the sector association of organizations active in the field of care and support for the elderly, the (chronically) sick and youth, and as chairman of the supervisory board at a hospital.
Henk Kamp succeeds his former colleague Sybilla Dekker who has been a member of the Cft for two periods since 2012. Sybilla Dekker was Minister for Housing, Urban Planning and Environmental management in the Balkenende II/III cabinet. The sitting members of the CAft will say goodbye to her this summer. Raymond Gradus states: “With the departure of Sybilla we bid a highly valued and committed member goodbye; she always had an eye for the Caribbean context and the governmental relationships within which financial supervision must operate. With the other members, I look forward to working with Henk Kamp”.