Camiel Eurlings appointed as Director of Knighthood Capital Partners
Camiel Eurlings has been appointed a Director of Knighthood Capital Partners, having served as an advisor to the Board since February 2018. He brings more than two decades of expertise as a politician and corporate leader to the business. He operates predominantly from Knighthood Capital’s European offices. Prior to working as an independent consultant, he served as President and CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines following his tenure at the helm of the cargo divisions of Air France, KLM and Martinair. He was also a member of the Alliance Steering Committee of the Board of Gol Transportes Aéreos, and is a former Member of the Board of Directors of American Express Global Business Travel.
He was active in national and European politics from 1998 when he was elected to the States-General of the Netherlands as a Member of the House of Representatives in the Hague, serving as the chief spokesman on transport and international affairs until 2004. He was Minister for Transport, Public Works and Water Management from 2007 to 2010.
Camiel is a former Member of the European Parliament, and sat on the Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the EU-Russia Commission and Rapporteur for the Turkey Accession Process. He also served as Vice President of the European People's Party (EPP). He holds a Master of Science in Industrial and Management Science (Cum Laude) from Eindhoven University of Technology. He is an Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau and is also a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
Knighthood Capital Chairman, James Hogan, said:
We are very pleased to have Camiel on board. In addition to his expertise in aviation and hospitality, his extensive strategic experience in public-private sector collaboration and partnerships will be most valuable in our current projects.
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