Armin Emigio Konket

Minister
Curacao
Armin Emigio Konket
Name: Armin Konket
Date and Place of Birth: Curacao, August 5th 1961   
Educational Background
Year
Study
1991
Master degree in Public Administration , University of Amsterdam
1989
Land Surveying, Technical University of Utrecht
Professional Career
in 1992 Armin Konket was employed at the so called ‘Stafbureau’ of ‘Bestuurscollege’ Curacao. At the time this was our Island Government. Up to 1994 he was organization director at the department of Organization and Information. His main task was the Implementation of a management and reorganization structure of the island territory of Curacao. In 1994 he became ‘Business Consultant’ at Arthur Andersen. He was in charge of the investigation of the efficiency of the governmental structure of the Island Territory and of the Central Government (‘Reinventing Government’).
From 1997 to 1998 he worked at the Department of Health and Public Hygiene as Secretary of the Steering Group restructuring of the Netherlands Antilles Health Care. (‘Stuurgroep Herstructurering Gezondheidszorg Nederlandse Antillen’).From 1998 to 1999 e was advisor of the MAN party in Parliament and in 2000 he became a collaborator at the Bureau of Constitutional Affairs.
In 2007 he became director at the Management and Constitutional Affairs ‘ (‘Directie Bestuurlijke en Constitutionele Zaken’).  Project group decommissioning Netherlands Antilles ‘) and he was also the 2nd secretary of changes in the constitutional amendments of the Netherlands Antilles. From 2010, till recently he worked at the Ministry of General Affairs as coordinator of Management. From 2013 to 2016 he worked as Parliament member. On May 29th 2017 he was named Minister of Government, Public planning and Public Service.
Political Responsibilities 
Armin Konket has been a firm believer of what he stands for since 1979. He studied in Holland from 1990 to 1992 and was party secretary for PvdA (Dutch Labor Party) in Utrecht. When he returned to Curacao in 1996 he became active in local politics for the party “MAN”. In the elections of 1998 and 2002 he was campaign leader, after which he worked as member of the Island Council for MAN in different committees. He retired in 2005 as Island Council member and member of MAN. After 5 years of not being active in the political arena, Armin became member of political party “PAR”. During this period from 2011 to 2013, he was Vice-President of the party and from January 2013 to November 2016, he was Parliament member for PAR. As of May 29th 2017 Armin accepted the position of Minister for MAN.
Secondary Activities: 
Armin Konket was president for the Baseball Federation from 2006 to 2008 and from 2013 to 2017. Before this period, Mr. Konket was President and Secretary of State for different baseball and sport organizations. He was also secretary for the ‘ Association for Public Administration Netherlands Antilles (‘Vereniging voor Bestuurskunde Nederlandse Antillen)’.
Departments that are directly under Mr. Konket’s responsibilities:
CORE N.V.
Fundashon Kurá Digital Kòrsou.
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