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Henk Don, Member of the Board, to leave ACM

Henk Don, Member of the Board of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), has announced that he has decided to leave ACM. He will leave office on 1 February 2020.

When he leaves, Mr. Don will have been Member of the Board of the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) and ACM for over ten years. Mr. Don comments: ‘The work at ACM still fascinates me tremendously. But I believe you should leave before it no longer does. One through-line throughout my career has been economics at the interplay between science, practice, and oversight. And that is something I want to continue to pursue after leaving ACM.’


Mr. Don worked for the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) in The Hague between 1978 and 2006, during which he also worked for the University of Pennsylvania for one year. Until 1984, he was involved in the development of models for the national and global economies. He became a head of sector in 1985, and became deputy director in 1989. From 1994 until 2006, Mr. Don was director of the CPB. Next to his positions at the CPB, Mr. Don was part-time professor in economics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) between 1990 and 1999. In addition, he was professor in econometrics and economic policy at the Erasmus School of Economics (Erasmus University) in Rotterdam between 2006 and 2009. On 1 October 2009, he was appointed as a Member of the Board of the NMa, and on 1 April 2013 as Member of the Board of ACM.

Recruitment of new board member

The process for recruiting a new board member will be commenced soon.