Minister Hoekstra of the Dutch Ministry of Finance informed that he has appointed Martin van Rijn as a member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The appointment is as of 1 February 2018 for a period of 4 years.
Martin van Rijn is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Reinier Haga Groep since November 2017. The Reinier Haga Groep is the largest non-academic hospital group in the Netherlands. Prior to that, he was the State Secretary of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. Between 2008 and 2012, Mr Van Rijn was the CEO of the Dutch pension administrator PGGM.
Paul Rosenmöller (Chair of the Supervisory Board), commented:
Martin van Rijn was State Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, and is a seasoned senior executive with an excellent understanding of public issues and political-administrative relationships. As the former CEO of pension administrator PGGM, he has gained extensive experience with the supervision of the AFM and the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). With his knowledge and experience, he has real added value for our board.
As a senior executive, he has gained knowledge of complex business issues in both the public and the private sector. Therefore, he has the competencies that are required as chair of the audit committee of the Supervisory Board. In addition, Mr Van Rijn is familiar with the financial sector and he is an expert in the field of pensions.
The Supervisory Board supervises the Executive Board’s execution of AFM’s policy and the general course of affairs. The Supervisory Board also supervises the business operations and control aspects of the AFM, such as the budget. Besides Martin van Rijn, the Supervisory Board is comprised of: Paul Rosenmöller (Chair), Rob Becker and Willemijn van Dolen. Martin van Rijn is the successor to Bart Koolstra, who stepped down as of 11 April 2017. The succession of Diana van Everdingen is still pending. She stepped down on 1 November 2017 after a period of 8 years.