Wim Helden

Deputy Director-General / Director of Finance and Organisation
+31 43 3296 208
+31 43 3296313
Fields of Specialisation:

Defence procurement; business economics; management

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Wim van Helden (NL) graduated in law (public and administrative law) from the University of Utrecht.

He began his career at the Dutch Ministry of Defence as a contract manager and was later appointed Head of the Defence Procurement Policy Division.

In 1993, he took up the position of Head of the Planning and Coordination Division for Materiel, which involved parliamentary relations regarding defence equipment programmes.

From 1993 to 1995, he was Chairman of the Central Contract Committee, in charge of advising the State Secretary of Defence about large equipment projects and international co-operative agreements.

In 1995, he was appointed Director of Materiel Plans and International Relations, also acting as Deputy National Armaments Director. He ran various major investment programmes.

In early 1997, he became Deputy Director-General for Materiel.

On 1 October 1999, Mr van Helden was appointed General Manager of NATO's Central Europe Pipeline Management Agency (CEPMA) in Versailles (FR). For five years, he was responsible for financial and organisational matters.

His last position was as Director of a large-scale building programme in a subsidiary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.