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ACM appoints Hélène Borburgh as Director of the Policy and Communications Department

30-06-2020

Portret Hélène Borburgh

The Board of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Hélène Borburgh as Director of the Policy and Communications Department. Starting from September 1, she will succeed Freek Keppels.

Martijn Snoep, Chairman of the Board of ACM, comments: “We are very much looking forward to Hélène joining us. In the past, she worked at one of ACM’s predecessors, the Netherlands Competition Authority. After that, she has gained considerable and extensive experience, working for various organizations within the Dutch central government. It is that valuable experience that makes her particularly suitable as Director of the Policy and Communications Department.”

Ms. Borburgh is currently working as the deputy director of Corporate Services, Organisation and Information (BOI) at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. She is also the head of the Team on Governance of Independent Organizations (GoZO). Prior to that, Ms. Borburgh held various positions, including head of department at the Dutch Ministry of Finance, and at the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa). She also worked for the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) of the EU. Ms. Borburgh obtained her degree in Dutch law from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Approximately 20 employees work in ACM’s Policy and Communications Department. The duties of this department consist of identifying ACM’s key priorities, establishing links and connections between the various departments, and coordinating various projects and activities within the organization. This department is responsible for external and internal communications, helps maintain the Board’s external relationships, and it provides input for the internal decision-making processes.