|Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management|
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
July 20, 2004 – February 22, 2007
|Member of the House of Representatives|
May 19, 1998 – July 20, 2004
|Born||Camiel Martinus Petrus Stephanus Eurlings
September 16, 1973
Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands
|Political party||Christian Democratic Appeal|
|European People's Party|
|Residence||Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands|
|Alma mater||Eindhoven University of Technology (Master of Engineering)|
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.
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.
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 Union–Russia 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.
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. In 2014, fellow Dutch executives elected Eurlings as 'Best Manager 2014', followed by Frans van Houten (Philips) and Dick Boer (Ahold).
He is not married but had a relation with a Hungarian woman until 2011.
- Order of Orange-Nassau
- Holy See
- Order of the Holy Sepulchre
- Knight (October 30, 2010)
- Order of the Holy Sepulchre
- (Dutch) 'Camiel Eurlings volgt Peter Hartman op als topman KLM', Elsevier, December 14, 2012
- (Dutch) Eurlings opvolger Hartman bij KLM, RTL Nieuws, December 14, 2012
- (English) IOC Session elects nine new members
- (Dutch) Ir. C.M.P.S. (Camiel) Eurlings (Parlement & Politiek)
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|Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
Melanie Schultz van Haegen (IenM)
|President and CEO of KLM