CV Wim Kuijken - Former Delta Programme Commissioner

Name: Wilhelmus (Wim) Johannes Kuijken
Date and place of birth: 29 November 1952, Amsterdam


  • 1965-1972 Buitenveldert Lyceum; gymnasium [pre-university education] focusing on the sciences
  • 1972-1978 Degree in Economics at the VU Amsterdam; specialising in Spatial Economics/Transport Economics       


  • 1979-1982 Policy Officer for spatial planning and provincial affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs;
  • 1982-1985 Ports Head Office, Directorate of Regional Economic Politics, Ministry of Economic Affairs;
  • 1985-1988 Head of the Secretary-General’s Office at the Ministry of the Interior;
  • 1988-1991 Director of Inter-administrative Affairs and Information, Ministry of the Interior;
  • 1991-1995 City Manager in The Hague;
  • 1995-2000 Secretary-General of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations;
  • 2000-2007 Secretary-General of the Ministry of General Affairs;
  • 2007-2009 Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management;
  • 2010-2018 Delta Programme Commissioner.        

Wim Kuijken has also chaired the working group that advised the Cabinet on more efficient water management, and the Mobility and Water Innovation Council. From 2006 until December 2009, he chaired the Secretaries General Council.

Other activities, in addition to main position as Delta Programme Commissioner

  • Chair of the Supervisory Board, DNB De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.;
  • Chair of the Supervisory Board VUmc and AMC (Amsterdam UMC);
  • Chair of the Land Registry Board of Supervisors;
  • Member of the Supervisory Board, “Stadgenoot” housing corporation;
  • Member of the Advisory Board, National Park De Hoge Veluwe Foundation;
  • Dean of the Learning Network, Netherlands School of Public Administration;
  • Member of the Board, “Klaartje Dormits - van den Berg” Foundation;
  • Chairman of the Board, “The Hague Security Delta” network