This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Dutch. (July 2009) Click [show] for important translation instructions.
View a machine-translated version of the Dutch article.
Google's machine translation is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.
Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.
Between 2007 and 2015 he was a member of the Senate, and from 2011 to 2015 also Senate group leader. He resigned after a judicial verdict of mismanagement at Meavita, a health care organisation where Hermans was chair of the board of commissioners when the organisation went bankrupt in 2009.