Reappointment governor of Aruba
Alfonso Boekhoudt is nominated by the Kingdom Council of Ministers for reappointment by King Willem-Alexander as Governor of Aruba.
The Governor of Aruba represents the King and in that capacity is it head of the government of Aruba. In that position he is inviolable and the ministers accountable to the Parliament of Aruba. As a kingdom organ the Governor watches over the interests of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Governor is appointed by the King for a period of 6 years. He can stay for a maximum of 12 years.
Alfonso Boekhoudt (1965) was born in Aruba. He has been since January 1, 2017 Governor of Aruba. From November 2013 to January 2017, he was the minister plenipotentiary of Aruba in the Netherlands. He was earlier among others director of Aruba Ports Authority and chairman of the Red Cross Aruba.
The Kingdom Council of Ministers wishes Mr. Boekhoudt every success with the continuation of his commitment to the Kingdom.