Van der Wulp new Dutch Representative

THE HAGUE--Former journalist Gerard van der Wulp will be the new Representative of the Dutch Government in Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten. His appointment goes into effect 1 August 2011.

Van der Wulp (61) is currently Acting Chef de Poste at the Dutch embassy in Washington DC. Before that, he was Director General at the Dutch Government Information Service RVD in The Hague, a position he took up in 1999 after a long and impressive career as a journalist.

As journalist, he worked as Parliamentary editor at various newspapers and he also held several positions at the NOS news broadcasting company as presenter, editor-in-chief and correspondent in the United States.

Van der Wulp succeeds Rob Vermaas, who is going on pension per May 1. The representation of the Netherlands has branches in Willemstad, Oranjestad and Philipsburg and functions as "eyes and ears" of the Dutch Government.

According to the job description, through which candidates were sought, Van der Wulp needs to be able to deal with the "fundamental clashes of interests" between the Netherlands and the three countries of the Dutch Caribbean.

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