|Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management|
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
|Member of the European Parliament
for the Netherlands
20 July 2004 – 22 February 2007
|Member of the House of Representatives|
19 May 1998 – 20 July 2004
|Born||Camiel Martinus Petrus Stephanus Eurlings
16 September 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)|
|Occupation||Businessman, corporate director|
Camiel Martinus Petrus Stephanus Eurlings (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkaːmil ˈøːrlɪŋs]; born 16 September 1973) is a Dutch businessman, corporate director and former politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).
Eurlings a corporate director by occupation. He 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 (MEP) 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 is the eldest son of Martin Eurlings, a former Representative of Limburg in the States Deputed, who has been the Mayor of Valkenburg aan de Geul since 2007 . After grammar school in Maastricht, Eurlings 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 hometown. 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 1 July 2013 he succeeded Peter Hartman as the President and CEO of the KLM. 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 that he would be leaving KLM. 
He is not married, but had a relation with a Hungarian woman until 2011. He was prosecuted for assaulting his former girlfriend Tessa Rolink. The case was not brought before a court because a transaction settlement was reached between Eurlings and the Dutch public prosecution service, but details about the transaction have not been officially released. The transaction formally constituted an act of persecution and hence Eurlings now has a criminal record.
|Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau||Netherlands||30 October 2010|
|Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre||Holy See|
- (in Dutch) 'Camiel Eurlings volgt Peter Hartman op als topman KLM', Elsevier, 14 December 2012
- (in Dutch) Eurlings opvolger Hartman bij KLM, RTL Nieuws, 14 December 2012
- "Camiel Eurlings (KLM) is de beste bestuurder van 2014". MT.nl (in Dutch).
- "Camiel Eurlings stapt op als topman bij KLM". NU.nl (in Dutch). 15 October 2014.
- "Nieuwe baan Camiel Eurlings". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 4 June 2015.
- (in English) IOC Session elects nine new members
- "Ex CDA minister to be prosecuted for assaulting model girlfriend". 22 September 2016.
- "Eurlings schikt met justitie, bekent hij daarmee ook schuld?" (in Dutch). NRC Handelsblad. 17 March 2017.
Media related to Camiel Eurlings at Wikimedia Commons
- (in Dutch) Ir. C.M.P.S. (Camiel) Eurlings Parlement & Politiek
|Minister of Transport, Public Works
and Water Management
Melanie Schultz van Haegen
as Minister of Infrastructure
and the Environment
|President and CEO of KLM