The Board of financial supervision Curaçao and Sint Maarten has the role to monitor and advise. The tasks of the Board are directed towards the adoption and execution of the budgets that are balanced within the limitations as agreed upon, and on the control of the total loans.
In order to ensure that the financial supervision occurs in an optimal manner, the Board has to have insight in the budgetary cycle and the financial management of the countries. The Board evaluates whether the adopted budget is in agreement with the norms as stated in the concensus-Rijkswet financieel toezicht Curaçao and Sint Maarten and provides an advice if necessary. The Board may provide solicited and unsolicited advice on the draft budget.
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
The position of member upon proposal of Curaçao is currently vacant
Maria van der Sluijs-Plantz
member upon proposal of Sint Maarten
Maria C. van der Sluijs-Plantz (1955) is member of the Board of Financial Supervision upon proposal of Sint Maarten since October 2015. She has studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Amsterdam, Economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Brabant in Tilburg and Law at the University of the Netherlands Antilles and the Rijks Universiteit Leiden. She has a broad global experience in the financial services sector. She has worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers (1986-1989) in the Netherlands, was CEO and Group General Counsel for SPP LET Europe N.V. (1989 – 1995), and held various executive board positions with the TMF Group (1995 – 2013), amongst which being CEO (2003 – 2012) and Executive Vice Chair Strategic Development (2012 – 2013). During her tenure as CEO the TMF Group grew from a presence in 18 countries with 1,500 staff to a presence in 2013 in 80 countries with over 5,500 staff. In 2008 she was received an award as “Best Buy-Out Manager 2008”. From 2010 to 2014 Ms. Van der Sluijs-Plantz served as the Vice Chair of the first Corporate Governance Council of Sint Maarten. She currently serves as a non-executive board member of the TMF Group, member of the board of the trustees of KNCV TB and board member of Telefonica Europe B.V. She represents the W.R. Plantz Estate in Sint Maarten and is an active investor on the island. 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 ‘Residentieorkest ‘ and the Maritime Museum). She will also remain committed to stimulate leadership and emancipation of women and minorities on the labor market. As such she is the president of the Taskforce and Foundation “Talent naar de Top” and member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch-Moroccan leadership institute. 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