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Commission member Mark de Jong will go to Diaconessenhuis Leiden

Mark de Jong, who has been a member of the OPTA Commission since 2006, will leave the organisation as of 31 August 2012 and will become a member of the Executive Board of the Diaconnessenhuis Hospital in Leiden. As vice-chairman Mark de Jong took over the daily management of OPTA from Chris Fonteijn, who is also Chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa). And as of 1 September Chris Fonteijn will be again responsible for OPTA’s daily management. Since Mark de Jong will not be replaced in the OPTA Commission, Chris Fonteijn and Annetje Ottow will be the remaining members. Chris Fonteijn will combine his tasks as Chairman of OPTA and the NMa, and intended Chairman to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets. This new organisation will result from the merger between the NMa, OPTA and the Netherlands Consumer Authority as of 1 January 2013.

Chris Fonteijn, OPTA Chairman, comments on Mark de Jong’s departure: “The OPTA Commission congratulates Mark de Jong with this new step in his career. Mark’s knowledge and experience in the telecommunication industry were an enrichment of the Commission. I know Mark as a very committed person with a critical mind. He has always kept a sharp eye on the interests of both consumers and markets. OPTA’s daily management has been under Mark’s excellent stewardship this past year. On behalf of all our colleagues I would like to thank him for his efforts over the past six years.”