The Board of financial supervision Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba is responsible for advising the governments of the public entities and the Minister, and for the guidance of the executive councils with the daily financial management.
The Board has the role to control and correct the financial administration of the public entities. This includes structuring and composing of the budget and the formulation of decisions with financial consequences.
The task of the Board in the budgetary process is to control and sometimes to compel. The Board advises on the draft budget, and it may also give recommendations for adaptations of the budget. The Board has to be given the opportunity to advise on adaptations of the budget as well. The Board has an important role on the supervision of the financial management of the public entities. The Board may at any time execute a review of the financial management and the arrangement of the financial organization, make agreements on this matter with executive councils and if necessary give instructions.
Age F.P. Bakker (1950) is chairman of the Board of financial supervision (College financieel toezicht - Cft). He is emeritus professor of Economics at the Vrije Universiteit and former director at the International Monetary Fund (2007-2011). He studied at the Vrije Universiteit, the University of Amsterdam and Stanford University. Prof. Bakker has extensive managerial experience in the area of economic policy. He has combined a career at the Netherlands Bank (1976-2006) for quite some time with the crown membership of the Social Economic Council (1994-2006) and the professorship at the Vrije Universiteit (1995-2014). Currently he is holding a number of managerial positions in addition to the Chairmanship of the Cft, including at the Nederlandse Waterschapsbank and the pension fund Zorg en Welzijn. Furthermore he endeavors to develop a future vision for European integration and development cooperation; he was inter alia a member of the Expert Group on Financing for Development of the OECD. In the social field, he is closely involved in the promotion of literature and fine arts. Additional functions
member upon Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba
Hyden C.I. Gittens (1961) is a member of the College of financial supervision on behalf of the public entities Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Mr. Gittens is an accountant and partner at Versant Accountants & Consultants in Sint Maarten and Versant Business Advisors in Panama. Mr. Gittens is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Mr. Gittens was lieutenant governor of Sint Eustatius from 2004 to 2010 in which period he gained extensive managerial experience. During that period Mr. Gittens focused amongst others on the upcoming constitutional reform. As lieutenant governor he was closely involved in the change process that eventually led to the constitutional amendment from the island territory of the Netherlands Antilles to the current status as a public entity of the Netherlands. Additional functions
Member upon proposal of the Netherlands
As of July 1st, 2012, Sybilla M. Dekker (1942) is member of the Board of financial supervision upon proposal of the Netherlands. She has ample governmental and political experience. She is the former Minister of Public Housing and Regional Planning and Environment Management – from May 2003 till October 2006 (Balkenende II and III administration). In the Caribbean part of the Kingdom she is mostly known for her role as president of the Council of supervision of AMFO; the Antillean Co-financing Organization. She will no longer carry out this function, which she has been executing since 2007.
In addition to her activities for the Board, Ms. Sybilla Dekker will remain closely involved as director of various social organizations (such as the Maritime Museum). She will also remain committed to stimulate leadership and emancipation of women. As such she is the president of the Taskforce and Foundation “Talent naar de Top”. Ms. Dekker has seated in various corporate supervisory boards (AKZO-Nobel NL, the ‘Nederlandse Spoorwegen’ and Heineken Netherlands B.V.), she was a member of the Advisory Board of ABN-AMRO Holding and a member of the Board of Management/Supervisory Council of the Rabobank Nederland. Currently she is amongst others member of the Supervisory Council at the ‘Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten’, Royal HaskoningDHV and President of the Supervision Council of Kadaster. Additional functions