Former transport minister to head C&A family’s charitable foundation


Former transport minister Melanie Schultz has a new job as chairman of the charity foundation Porticus, which is owned by the C&A family Brenninkmeijer.

The foundation finances projects in some 90 countries in the fields of education, healthcare, economic development, the Catholic faith and climate change, according to its website.

Schultz had been tipped as a future head of the Schiphol airport group – a rumour which generated considerable criticism given the potential for a conflict of interest.

The Brenninkmeijer clan is the richest family in the Netherlands with an estimated worth of €21bn, according to Quote magazine. C&A was founded by the brothers Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer in 1841.

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