KVK and its advisory boards
- 22 May 2023
- Edited 13 Feb 2023
- 1 min
For KVK, the interaction between supervision, policy, and execution is essential for good performance. The Ministery of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) supervises the main lines of the policy pursued by the Board of Directors (Raad van Bestuur, RvB in Dutch), the execution of the statutory tasks, the realisation of these tasks, and the financial affairs.
We are managed on a national level, connected to regional links, with substantive input from our advisory councils. The works council (OR) represents the interests of the employees.
A number of stakeholders, represented in advisory boards, are continuously consulted for input to turn the wishes voiced by entrepreneurs into concrete services with added value for entrepreneurs.
Board of Advisers
The Advisory Board (Raad van Advies) is a sounding board for the Board of Directors and provides advice, both solicited and unsolicited, on strategic topics. The Advisory Board is designed in such a way that its members operate independently and critically towards each other and the board. Its regulations (in Dutch) contain information about the tasks, authority, and working method of the Advisory Board. The board consists of 3 members and there is a distribution of specific expertise in the areas of business operations and customers, IT, and finance.
The members of the Advisory Board are:
- Rob Becker – chairperson
- Marleen Crooijmans
- René Steenvoorden
The Central Board (Centrale Raad, CR) primarily has an advisory role in the implementation of our activities. In addition, the Central Board also serves as a sounding board for the Board of Directors, and its members act as ambassadors for KVK. The Central Board is appointed by EZK.
The members of the Central Board are:
- Fried Kaanen
- Gerben van der Meulen
- Wim Bens
- Patricia Hoogstraaten
- Reinier Castelein
- Josette Dijkhuizen
- Ruben Brave
- Marlène ten Ham
A Regional Board (Regionale Raad, RR) with an advisory role is active in KVK’s five working regions (North, East, Northwest, Southwest, and South). Based on their knowledge of entrepreneurs' needs, the Regional Boards are involved in choosing and prioritising region-specific activities.
The Partner Board consists of members from the main partners of the Digitale Ondernemersplein cooperation. This council advises the Board of Directors on the development and policy of the Digitale Ondernemersplein. As a supplier, KVK is a full member of the board, and as administrator, an acting member.
User Board of the Business Register
The User Board of the Business Register (Gebruikersraad Handelsregister) is made up of representatives of public and private users of information from the Business Register. It is the consultation platform for its users. This board can advise the Board of Directors on desired changes to relevant product and service offerings.