New secretary of the Board of financial supervision
WILLEMSTAD - As of August 1st, 2015 Kees van Nieuwamerongen will bid farewell as the secretary of the Board of financial supervision (College financieel toezicht - Cft). On that same date Mr. Manus Twisk will succeed him.
Manus Twisk has broad experience in the area of public finance. He has worked at the Dutch Ministry of Finance as well as at the municipalities of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. At the municipality of Amsterdam he was responsible for the complete Finance portfolio. In Rotterdam at first he was responsible for the finance policy and planning and control of the municipality as the head of the department of Budgeting Affairs, in a later position he was head operations/controller at the Development Company Rotterdam (land issues, real estate andeconomy). Up till the summer Twisk
will be the secretary of the Rinnooy Kan Commission. The commission ‘Financial space for municipalities’ was introduced by the Association of Dutch Municipalities and will present propositions for improvements of the finances of the municipalities, which will contribute to more flexibility (amongst others by increasing the local fiscal territory) and to economic growth. These are topics that are very current for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom as well.
Kees van Nieuwamerongen has held the position of the secretary of the Board as of July 2011. He was closely involved in the shaping of the financial supervision and has contributed as Cft secretary in the advising of the governments of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, and the executive councils of the Caribbean Netherlands.
During the first half of August, the new secretary Manus Twisk will present himself to the governments of the countries and the public entities.