Former Netherlands Prime Minister Jan Peter
Balkenend will be appointed partner at Ernst & Young (E&Y)
from 1 April.

Balkenende served as Prime Minister from 2002
until late 2010.

E&Y said Balkenende will work within its
advisory services.

“He will play a leading role in Ernst &
Young’s corporate responsibility initiatives in Belgium and the
Netherlands as well as our service offerings in the same area to
our clients,” the Big Four firm said.

 “I am looking forward to working in the
field of Corporate Responsibility and providing international
advice,” Balkenende added.