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Former minister Verhagen picks up several advisory jobs

Friday 11 January 2013

Former economics affairs minister Maxime Verhagen has been appointed a special adviser to the VDL Groep, just months after he helped ensure the Eindhoven-based industrial company could take over the Nedcar plant in Limburg.

VDL's owner Wim de Leegte confirmed the news to the NRC on Friday afternoon, website nu.nl reported.

Verhagen was very close to the negotiations on the takeover of Nedcar, which was threatened with closure after Mitsubishi said it would pull out. The deal led to 1,500 jobs being saved - a fact which Verhagen said was one of the most important successes of his ministerial career.

Limburg province has also named Verhagen as a supervisory board member at the Chemolot Campus chemicals industrial part in Geleen and a lobbyist for the provincial authority.

Verhagen quit politics after the formation of a new government last year.

© DutchNews.nl



 

Readers' Comments

Don't the white shoe boys do well?

By Highlander | 11 January 2013 3:56 PM

that is what politicians do these days. extending favours to big companies so that they can land themselves in top roles and jobs after their politics career.

By ufo | 12 January 2013 9:13 AM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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