On Friday 24 January 2014 the Cabinet has adopted the proposal by the Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr Kamp, and the Central Commission for Statistics to appoint Dr. T.B.P.M. (Tjark) Tjin-A-Tsoi as Director General of Statistics Netherlands as of 1 April 2014.
Mr. Tjin-A-Tsoi will succeed Mr. G. (Gosse) van der Veen, who was Director General of Statistics Netherlands from 2004 to 2014. Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi (1966) is currently the General Director of the Netherlands Forensic Institute. Before this he worked amongst others as the Director of the Competition Department at the Netherlands Competition Authority and in various positions at Ernst & Young, Rabobank and Shell. Mr. Tjin-A-Tsoi graduated and received his PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Amsterdam.
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