Chris Buijink

Chris Buijink

Role
President
Works at
Dutch Banking Association

Chris Buijink (1954) studied Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and worked there as a junior-assistant at the Europe Institute. In 1980 he entered the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He served in several positions a.o. deputy Director-general of Foreign Economic Relations and Director-general of Enterprise and Innovation. In 2007 he was appointed Secretary-general. When the ministries of Economic Affairs and Agriculture were merged in 2010, Chris Buijink was appointed Secretary-general of the new ministry. In June 2013 he left the civil service to assume the presidency of the Dutch Banking Association.

Chris Buijink is a member of the Executive Board of VNO-NCW (the Dutch Employers Federation) and a dept. member of the SER (Social Economic Council)

Chris Buijink is chairman of the Advisory Board of the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten and also a member of the board of the Hermitage Amsterdam