Gerben Everts appointed as director at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets

Mr G.J. (Gerben) Everts RA (40) has been appointed as director at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). As part of the AFM Management Group, he will assume responsibility for supervision of accounting organisations and financial reporting. Everts' employment will commence early in the autumn of this year and he will succeed Steven Maijoor who was appointed chairman of the new European securities supervisor ESMA.

Everts comes from APG where he held the position of manager Corporate Finance, Control and Risk Management. He also holds several ancillary positions in the field of financial reporting and corporate governance. He is chairman of the Audit Committee of Eumedion (interest group of institutional investors), member of the Accounting and Auditing Practices Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), advisor to the IFRS Foundation and, since 2009, a member of the AFM Financial Reporting Committee. He will not combine these positions with his directorship of the AFM.

Before he entered the service of APG, he worked in Brussels from 2002 to 2006 for the European Commission, DG Internal Markets. There he was directly involved, inter alia, in the coordination of the Financial Services Action Plan of then European Commissioner Bolkestein.

From 1998 to 2002, Everts worked at the Ministry of Finance and as senior economist/legal expert he was involved, inter alia, in the introduction of independent public supervision of financial reporting, the tightening of market abuse legislation and the Dutch representation in the EU during the negotiations on, among other things, IFRS.

From 1989 to 1996, Everts studied both law and business economics/accountancy in Groningen and completed his training as registered accountant in 1998. Gerben Everts is married and has two sons.

As of the autumn of this year, the AFM Management Group will consist of board members Ronald Gerritse (chairman), Theodor Kockelkoren, René Maatman and directors Hartman Korte and Gerben Everts.

The AFM promotes fairness and transparency within financial markets. We are the independent supervisory authority for the savings, lending, investment and insurance markets. The AFM promotes the conscientious provision of financial services to consumers and supervises the honest and efficient operation of the capital markets. Our aim is to improve consumers’ and the business sector’s confidence in the financial markets, both in the Netherlands and abroad. In performing this task the AFM contributes to the prosperity and economic reputation of the Netherlands.

The AFM is committed to promoting fair and transparent financial markets.

As an independent market conduct authority, we contribute to a sustainable financial system and prosperity in the Netherlands.

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