Curriculum Vitae (English)

J. (Jaap) Smit (MA)

Personal details

date of birth: march 8, 1957

Place of residence: Oegstgeest

Marital status: married (two children)


Master degree in Theology and Mass Communication/Public Relations, Utrecht University

International Executive Program, INSEAD Fontainebleau

Current position

Since 2014: King’s Commissioner in the Province of Zuid-Holland

Previous positions

2010 - 2013: Chairman National Federation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands

2003 - 2010: Chairman Stichting Slachtofferhulp Nederland (Victim Support)

2004 - 2010: President Victim Support Europe

2001 - 2003: Senior Adviser, Andersson Elffers Felix

1994 - 2001: Management Consultant, KPMG

1992 - 1997: Preacher/minister, Heemstede

1988 - 1992: Pastor Koninklijke Landmacht (Dutch Army), Seedorf (Germany)

1984 - 1988: Preacher/minister, Ellecom en de Steeg

1979 - 1984: Teacher religion and philosophy, Leiden

Supervisory and advisory positions

Chairman of Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation in Zuid-Holland

Chairman of the Carnegie Hero Fund in the Netherlands

Deputy Chairman of National Committee for 4 and 5 May (coordinating the Netherlands’ Remembrance Day and Liberation Day events)

Chairman of the National Committee Veteran Day