Mr. Frank Heemskerk (Executive Director of The Netherlands' Constituency, World Bank Group) will lead the lecture, "Multilateralism in the Age of Trump: The Case of the World Bank," at Duke University's Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein Library, Room 153) on Wednesday, September 12 at 12 PM.
Frank Heemskerk took up his function as Executive Director at the World Bank Group representing the Constituency of Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Romania and Ukraine in April 2013. Mr. Heemskerk is chair of the Audit Committee of the World Bank Group.
From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Heemskerk was member of the Executive Board of Royal HaskoningDHV, an independent, engineering and project management consultancy with 7000 staff members and 100 offices worldwide. He was in charge of the business lines Water, Buildings, Infrastructure and responsible for Group Finance and ICT.
Mr. Heemskerk served from 2007 to 2010 as Minister for Foreign Trade of the Netherlands. During this period he was also responsible for the Post, Telecom&ICT, Consumer Policy and Tourism.
From 2003 to 2006, he was member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, where he was spokesperson for the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) on financial supervision, economic affairs and health care reforms. He started his career in 1995 at ABN AMRO where he has held various positions until 2003.