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Guus Sjouke appointed as CIO and Director of ACM’s Corporate Services Department

On May 1, 2022, Guus Sjouke will start his new roles as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the Corporate Services Department at the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). ACM ensures that markets work well for people and businesses, now and in the future.

Cateautje Hijmans van den Bergh, Member of the Board of ACM, comments: “We are extremely delighted to welcome such an experienced Director as Guus with a proven track-record in IT, information management, and corporate services. With his vast experience, Guus will be able to help ACM strengthen its systems for the future”.

Mr. Sjouke is excited about his new positions: “ACM ensures that markets in the Netherlands work well. Everyone benefits from ACM’s work each day. I think it’s an honor to be able to help ACM fulfill its duties by facilitating its primary processes in the most effective manner. Some of the most pressing issues in that context that I’m particularly drawn to include the course of action that has been set out in ACM’s i-strategy, the ambition to bring corporate services to the next level, as well as hybrid working. I’m really looking forward to starting my new roles, especially because my future co-workers at ACM, those that I’ve met so far, have confirmed my impression of ACM as a great place to work.”

In 2020, Mr. Sjouke was admitted to the interim management pool of the Dutch Senior Civil Service (ABD), and had since worked on various interim assignments at the Dutch Ministry of Finance and the Housing Associations Authority. Prior to that, he worked at the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) as its IT and Corporate Services Director, and at the Dutch Ministry of Defence as the Director of the Services Center for Documentary Information, and as head of Information Management.

Mr. Sjouke obtained his degree in public administration from Leiden University.

Portret Guus Sjouke

This appointment to an ABD position was made through the general procedure for positions offered by ABD. The recruitment and selection process for this appointment was a joint effort of ABD and ACM. As is standard for these positions, the job posting was widely published, thereby allowing everyone to apply.