Camiel Eurlings

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Camiel Eurlings
Eurlings Dutch politician kabinet Balkenende IV.jpg
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands
In office
22 February 2007 – 14 October 2010
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Karla Peijs
Succeeded by Melanie Schultz van Haegen
as Minister of Infrastructure and the
Environment of the Netherlands
Member of the European Parliament
for the Netherlands
In office
20 July 2004 – 22 February 2007
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
19 May 1998 – 20 July 2004
Personal details
Born Camiel Martinus Petrus Stephanus Eurlings
(1973-09-16) 16 September 1973 (age 42)
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: [ˈkaːmil ˈøːrlɪŋs]; born 16 September 1973) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).

Eurlings a corporate director by occupation, was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the Dutch general election of 1998 serving from 19 May 1998 until 20 July 2004 when he was elected as a Member of the European Parliament after the European Parliament election of 2004 serving from 20 July 2004 until 22 February 2007. After the Dutch general election of 2006 Eurlings was asked to become Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands in the Cabinet Balkenende IV serving from 22 February 2007 until 14 October 2010.

Eurlings retired from active politics at the age of thirty-seven and became a corporate director and later President and CEO of KLM serving from 1 July 2013 until 16 October 2014.

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 1 July 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). On 15 October 2014 he announced he is leaving KLM. [3]

American Express[edit]

June 2015 Eurlings announced on his Linkedin page that he has been working as an Non-executive director of the board of directors of American Express Global Business Travel since January 2015.[4]

Sport[edit]

He became an IOC Member at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires in September 2013.[5]

Personal[edit]

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

Decorations[edit]

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Officer BAR.png Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau  Netherlands 30 October 2010
OESSG Cavaliere BAR.jpg Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre  Holy See

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) 'Camiel Eurlings volgt Peter Hartman op als topman KLM', Elsevier, 14 December 2012
  2. ^ (Dutch) Eurlings opvolger Hartman bij KLM, RTL Nieuws, 14 December 2012
  3. ^ (Dutch) 'Camiel Eurlings stapt op als topman bij KLM', NU.nl, 15 October 2014
  4. ^ (Dutch) 'Nieuwe baan Camiel Eurlings bij American Express', Telegraaf, 4 June 2015
  5. ^ (English) IOC Session elects nine new members

External links[edit]

Official
Government offices
Preceded by
Karla Peijs
Minister of Transport, Public Works and
Water Management of the Netherlands

2007–2010
Succeeded by
Melanie Schultz van Haegen
as Minister of Infrastructure and the
Environment of the Netherlands
Business positions
Preceded by
Peter Hartman
President and CEO
2014–2018
Succeeded by
Pieter Elbers