|Island Governor of Sint Eustatius|
1 April 2010 – 1 April 2016
|Preceded by||Hyden Gittens|
|Succeeded by||Julian Woodley (acting)|
|Born||21 September 1969|
|Alma mater||Florida Institute of Technology|
Berkel was born in Sint Eustatius and completed his secondary education in Aruba. He received a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, and returned to Sint Eustatius to work at the telephone company Eutel NV. In 2004, Berkel became the director of Eutel in 2004 and held that position until he became Lieutenant-Governor.
Berkel was appointed as the first Lieutenant Governor of Sint Eustatius on 1 April 2010, though he had been the acting lieutenant governor since 2003, in preparation for the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. His term ended on 1 April 2016.
- "Berkel's term as Statia Governor ends April 1". The Daily Herald. 30 March 2016.
- "Lt. Governors congratulate Gerald Berkel on appointment as Lt. Governor of Sint Eustatius". SXM Island Time. 6 March 2010.
- "Lt. Governor Gerald Berkel". St. Eustatius Government. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
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