Honorary President on social economy scandal in Netherlands

Geert Jan HamiltonA political scandal is currently taking place in The Netherlands, where the chairman of the conservative-liberal party VVD is being questioned about the sale of a cremation company, which was owned by a social economy enterprise. The sale asks, according to Geert Jan Hamilton, President of AIM in the period 1993-1999, for some very serious integrity questions for the players involved (board and directors), but also for members of boards and managers in the healthcare and health insurance sector. “People who have been assigned functions and power in these sectors should never lose sight of the power given to them in view of the social objectives of the institutions they serve”, says Mr Hamilton. The original article in Zorgvisie (in Dutch) can be found here. An English translation can be found here.