Members of the executive board

You can find an overview of the AFM Executive Board here. It currently consists of three members mandated by the articles of association and a Chief Operations Officer (COO).

  • H.L. (Hanzo) van Beusekom (acting chair)
  • G.J. (Gerben) Everts
  • J.R. (Jos) Heuvelman
  • E.M.A. (Ellen) van Schoten (COO)

H.L. (Hanzo) van Beusekom (1972)

portrait of Hanzo van BeusekomHanzo van Beusekom has been a member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) since 1 June 2018. Within the board, he is responsible for cross-sector supervision and renewal, with a particular focus on data- and technology-driven supervision.

From 2011 until 1 June 2018, Hanzo van Beusekom was a partner at Clear Conduct, a strategic consultancy specialising in strengthening supervision. In recent years, he has supported more than twenty supervisory organisations in the Netherlands and internationally.

Hanzo van Beusekom previously worked at the AFM from 2003 to 2010, as head of the Supervision Group for major financial institutions and head of Strategic Analysis. Before that, he was a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.

He has a particular interest in contributing to organisations that create public value. In this, his focus is on change that enhances these organisations’ effectiveness.

Van Beusekom studied economics in Amsterdam and obtained an MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

Hanzo van Beusekom is married and has two children.

G.J. (Gerben) Everts (1971)

Gerben Everts has been a member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) since September 2011. Within the Board, he is responsible for the supervision of capital markets, financial infrastructure, asset management, audit firms, corporate governance and financial reporting by listed companies. He is also responsible for attracting and incorporating new entrants on the Dutch market as a consequence of Brexit. He is a member of the IFIAR Board, and an alternate member of ESMA’s Board of Supervisors. From 2016 to May 2019, Everts had also chaired the Monitoring Group. In that role, he supervised the development of audit and ethical standards applied worldwide. Fundamentally reinforcing the public interest in a reformed, more independent and sustainable governance structure is a highly topical issue in this. Since April 2019, Everts leads the international, IFIAR analysis on (inter)national studies into the vulnerabilities in and alternatives for the structure of the audit sector.

Throughout his career, Everts has always worked at the junction where the business community – specifically the financial sector – and the wider public interest meet. He is convinced that optimal functioning of capital markets is instrumental for economic growth and economic well-being in the Netherlands. Before becoming an AFM Executive Board member, he worked at APG as Manager of Corporate Finance, Control and Risk Management and in his previous positions was particularly committed to sustainability and compliance within asset management. In addition, he has held a variety of Dutch and international ancillary positions in the field of financial reporting, accountancy and corporate governance on behalf of representative organisations of institutional investors.

From 2002 until 2006, he worked in Brussels at the European Commission, DG Internal Market. While in Brussels, he coordinated the progress and full endorsement in Council and Parliament of Frits Bolkestein’s (then EU Commissioner) Financial Services Action Plan. From 1998 until 2002, Everts worked at the Ministry of Finance where he was, among other things, involved in the introduction of independent public supervision of financial reporting, market abuse legislation and EU negotiations on such issues as takeover bids and IFRS. He began his professional career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse (legal predecessor of PwC).

From 1989 until 1996, Everts studied both law (tax law with a specialisation in securities law) and business economics/accountancy in Groningen and qualified as a registered accountant in 1998.

J.R. (Jos) Heuvelman (1962)

portret Jos HeuvelmanJos Heuvelman has been a member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) since 1 September 2018. Within the board, he is responsible for the AFM's supervision of the retail market. The retail market includes loans, savings, investments, insurances and pensions.

Heuvelman worked at the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) as central banker and as supervisor of the financial sector for (nearly) 33 years. Prior to his appointment at the AFM, Jos Heuvelman was the division director of the Supervision of European Banks. Within the Single Supervisory Mechanism, his division at DNB was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the six big Dutch banks.

At DNB, Jos Heuvelman held a range of management positions in different supervisory divisions, at both national and international level. In these positions, he dealt with banks, insurers, pension funds, investment companies and portfolio managers, among other things. Jos played an instrumental role in various major changes within DNB, including the introduction of the European banking union. He also headed up various international working groups.
Heuvelman studied econometrics in Groningen, economics in Amsterdam and obtained a Master’s degree in financial risk management at the NYU Stern School of Business.

Jos Heuvelman is married with 3 children.

E.M.A. (Ellen) van Schoten (1966)

Since 1 October 2017, Ellen van Schoten has been the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). She is responsible for the business operations, as well as for the AFM’s operating units, Human Resource Management, Facilities Management, ICT, Planning Control and Finance, and Information Management. The COO is responsible for the business operations of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The COO is an Executive Board member not mandated under the articles of association.

From 2006, Van Schoten worked for the Netherlands Court of Audit. From 2009, she was the Court’s Secretary-General and in this position she was, among other things, responsible for the administrative organisation of approximately 300 professionals. During her time at the Court of Audit, she was focused on strengthening the Court’s role in which innovation played an important role. Before she was appointed Secretary-General, she had been an audit director at the Court of Audit. In this position, she had been in charge of the government-wide accountability audit, resulting in the approval of the central government accounts.

Previously, she had worked as Director Forensic Auditing at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and as Deputy Director at the Institute for Research on Public Expenditure. She also held various positions at the Ministry of Finance and at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.

In 1999, Van Schoten obtained her doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on the subject control and audit of financial derivatives with non-financial institutions. In addition to her doctorate in economics, she has a postgraduate diploma in Accountancy.

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