The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) is an independent regulatory body. Its staff is officially employed with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, whereas the Board is a so-called autonomous administrative authority (ZBO) under Dutch law. The Board of ACM has the final say over all decisions issued by ACM.
Since September 1, 2018, Martijn Snoep has been the new Chairman of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). Mr. Snoep obtained his law degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Until his appointment at ACM, he worked at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek for 28 years. Operating from both their Amsterdam and Brussels locations, Mr. Snoep gave advice to businesses about the application of competition law in the Netherlands and abroad. As managing partner, he stood at the helm of the firm between 2010 and 2016.
Henk Don earned a master’s degree in econometrics from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and received his Ph.D. from the same university. From October 1, 2009, until the launch of the ACM, he was a member of the Board of the Netherlands Competition Authority.
Cateautje Hijmans van den Bergh
Cateautje Hijmans van den Bergh has a master’s degree in classical languages and archaeology from Leiden University, and she obtained a Master of Business Administration. She worked in the financial sector and in strategic consulting for many years.
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