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Frank Heemskerk

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Frank Heemskerk

Executive Director at the World Bank Group

Frank Heemskerk (Haarlem, July 26, 1969) took up his function as Executive Director at the World Bank Group representing the Constituency of Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Romania and Ukraine in April 2013.

Mr. Heemskerk is vice chair of the Audit Committee of the World Bank Group and member of the Human Resources committee. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Heemskerk was member of the Managing Board of Royal HaskoningDHV, an independent, engineering and project management consultancy with 7,000 staff members and 100 offices worldwide. He was in charge of the business lines Water, Buildings, Infrastructure and responsible for Group Finance
and ICT.

Mr. Heemskerk served from 2007 to 2010 as Minister for Foreign Trade of the Netherlands. During this period he was also responsible for the Post, Telecom&ICT, Consumer Policy and Tourism. From 2003 to 2006, he was member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, where he was spokesperson for the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) on financial supervision, economic affairs and health care reforms. He started his career in 1995 at ABN AMRO Bank where he has held various positions
until 2003. Frank Heemskerk is co-author (with Professor Dolf van den Brink) of a book on the impact of ageing on the Dutch society (2006).

Mr. Heemskerk graduated in 1994 from the University of Amsterdam, faculty of Economics. He also completed his senior high school year (1988) in Wichita, Kansas.

Frank Heemskerk is married and has a daughter and a son.


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