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Manon Leijten to become ACM’s newest board member

Manon Leijten has been appointed by the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy as Member of the Board of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). Her appointment will take effect on March 2, 2020. Ms. Leijten will succeed Henk Don. In addition to Ms. Leijten, the Board of ACM also consists of Cateautje Hijmans van den Bergh and Martijn Snoep.

Ms. Leijten has been the Secretary-General at the Ministry of Finance for the past 6.5 years. From 2011 to 2013, she was Director-General of the Senior Civil Service, which falls under the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. Prior to that, between 2008 and 2011, she was Director of the Internal Budget Directorate at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. Ms. Leijten earned her master’s degree in business economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Martijn Snoep, Chairman of the Board of ACM, comments: “We are delighted by Manon’s appointment. She brings a tremendous wealth of experience in politics and policy, as well as considerable expertise in business economics. In addition, she is extremely familiar with the duties and activities of market authorities, having gained that familiarity during her tenure as Secretary-General at the Ministry of Finance, as well as in her interactions with Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the Dutch central bank (DNB). We are already looking forward to welcoming Ms. Leijten to the Board of ACM.”