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Frank Heemskerk

Executive Director, Executive Directors

Frank Heemskerk serves as an Executive Director at the Board of the World Bank Group, and represents the constituency of Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Romania and Ukraine.

He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the World Bank Pension Finance Committee. From 2013-2014, Mr. Heemskerk served a member of the Budget Committee, and also as a member of the Human Resources Committee.

From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Heemskerk was a member of the Executive Board of Royal HaskoningDHV, an independent, engineering and project management consultancy with 7,000 staff members and 100 offices worldwide. He was in charge of the Water, Buildings, and Infrastructure business lines, and responsible for Group Finance and ICT.

Mr. Heemskerk served from 2007 to 2010 as Minister for Foreign Trade of the Netherlands. During this period he was also responsible for the Post, Telecom&ICT, Consumer Policy and Tourism. From 2003 to 2006, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, where he was spokesman of the Dutch Labor Party (PvdA) on financial supervision, economic affairs and health care reforms.

Mr. Heemskerk started his career in 1995 at ABN AMRO, where he has held various positions until 2003.

Mr. Heemskerk graduated from the University of Amsterdam, School of Economics. He completed his senior high school year in Wichita, Kansas.