Who we are

The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce KVK is an independent administrative body. We are managed on a national level and connected to regional links. Our consultation boards provide us with substantive input.

Ministry of EZK and boards

The interaction between supervision, policy and execution is essential to KVK’s success. The Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (abbreviated in Dutch to EZK) monitors the Board of Directors on its main activities, the execution of statutory tasks, the realisation of these tasks , and financial matters.

This national-level monitoring is combined with regional connections, as well as substantive input from advisory boards. The works council (OR) advocates on behalf of the staff, and is involved in commercial decisions made by the Board of Directors (Raad van Bestuur, RvB in Dutch).

A number of stakeholders, represented in advisory boards, is continuously consulted for input to translate wishes voiced by entrepreneurs into concrete services with added value for entrepreneurs:

  • Central Board
  • Regional Boards
  • Partner Board
  • User Board
  • Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) Covenant

You can find more information on these boards on the (Dutch) page ‘EZK en onze raden’.

Our course

KVK provides reliable business information, knowledge and advice for entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs’ needs govern the way in which we perform our tasks.

KVK is an independent administrative body. We support persons who want to start a company, entrepreneurs already active, and businesses that want to develop and grow, for instance by embarking on international trade and innovation.

To read our mission, vision and strategy in full (and in Dutch) see our page Onze koers.

Board of Directors

The daily operations of KVK are supervised by the members of the Board of Directors (Raad van Bestuur or RvB in Dutch). These members each carry operational responsibility for one or more parts of the organisation, besides their responsibility as board members. This ensures swift and direct decision-making.

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