Camiel Eurlings

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Camiel Eurlings
Eurlings Dutch politician kabinet Balkenende IV.jpg
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
In office
February 22, 2007 – October 14, 2010
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Karla Peijs
Succeeded by Melanie Schultz van Haegen (IenM)
Member of the European Parliament
for the Netherlands
In office
July 20, 2004 – February 22, 2007
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
May 19, 1998 – July 20, 2004
Personal details
Born Camiel Martinus Petrus Stephanus Eurlings
(1973-09-16) September 16, 1973 (age 40)
Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
Other political
affiliations
European People's Party
Residence Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands
Alma mater Eindhoven University of Technology (Master of Engineering)
Occupation Politician
Businessperson
Corporate director
Religion Roman Catholicism

Camiel Martinus Petrus Stephanus Eurlings (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkaː.mil ˈøːr.lɪŋs]) (born September 16, 1973) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from May 19, 1998 until July 20, 2004 when he became a Member of the European Parliament for the European People's Party until February 22, 2007 when he became Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the Cabinet Balkenende IV, serving until October 14, 2010. Earlier that year Eurlings announced his retirement from active-politics and became a corporate director for KLM, serving until July 2013 when he became the President and CEO of KLM.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Eurlings is the eldest son of Martin Eurlings, a former Representative of Limburg in the States Deputed and who is since 2007 the Mayor of Valkenburg aan de Geul. After grammar school in Maastricht, he began to study Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven in 1991. He was also politically active in his hometown and on April 12 1994, at age 20, was elected councilor of his home town. This made him the youngest councilor at that time.

Politics[edit]

Eurlings is a former Member of the European Parliament and sat on the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He also chaired the delegation to the European UnionRussia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, and was a substitute for the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, the Subcommittee on Human Rights, the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, and the delegation for relations with Israel. From March 2006 to March 2007 he served as Vice President of the European People's Party (EPP). From 2007 to 2010 he was Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet.

KLM[edit]

Eurlings became a corporate director for KLM, leading the freight department. On July 1, 2013 he succeed Peter Hartman as the President and CEO of KLM.[1][2] In 2014, fellow Dutch executives elected Eurlings as 'Best Manager 2014', followed by Frans van Houten (Philips) and Dick Boer (Ahold).

Sport[edit]

He became an IOC member at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires in September 2013. [3]

Personal[edit]

He is not married but had a relation with a Hungarian woman until 2011.

Decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) 'Camiel Eurlings volgt Peter Hartman op als topman KLM', Elsevier, December 14, 2012
  2. ^ (Dutch) Eurlings opvolger Hartman bij KLM, RTL Nieuws, December 14, 2012
  3. ^ (English) IOC Session elects nine new members

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Government offices
Preceded by
Karla Peijs
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
2007-2010
Succeeded by
Melanie Schultz van Haegen (IenM)
Business positions
Preceded by
Peter Hartman
President and CEO of KLM
2013-
Succeeded by
Incumbent