Cees van Gent

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Cees van Gent

Cees van Gent is associate partner of Amsterdam Bureau for Economics. He wrote a widely used handbook in the field of industrial economics/competition economics and has over thirty years of experience in policy research, development and implementation in competition and economic regulation, both nationally and internationally.

Cees was jointly responsible for developing and establishing the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa), currently the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). He led the establishment of economic regulation of the electricity and gas markets in the Netherlands, the first competition directorate of the Dutch Healthcare Authority NZa and the ‘Visible Care’ directorate at the Health Care Inspectorate/VWS.

Over the past ten years, Cees has advised governments at home and abroad on competition and regulation in general and in healthcare in particular. He was intensively involved in the implementation of competition policy and supervision in Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten.

In 2014 he was appointed as a European member in the Health Care Market Inquiry panel by the Competition Commission in Pretoria South Africa. In that capacity, he led a comprehensive five-year study of competition in private health care in South Africa.

Cees studied Economics at the University of Amsterdam, with the main specialization Industrial Organization (industrial / competition economics).

Would you like to know what Cees can contribute to your organization? Contact him at:
+31-(0)6-396 56 440