Former minister and senator Roger van Boxtel was on Monday named the new chief at Dutch railway company NS.
He replaces Timo Huges, who was forced out last month after it emerged he had lied about his involvement in passing on confidential information to an NS subsidiary during the tender process in Limburg.
Van Boxtel, who was a minister and a senator for the left-wing liberal party D66, was appointed by finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem for one year.
Until recently, he was on the supervisory board of health insurer Menzis.
The NS says Van Boxtel is well aware the rail company’s situation: an organisation with an important social function that also has a commercial role.
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