C.W.M. Dessens LLM

Delegate Supervisory Director

Stan Dessens was born in Vlaardingen on 30 October 1947. He is Chairman of the Board of Supervisory Directors and the College of Delegate Supervisory Directors. From 1974, he worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Directorate-General for Industry and Energy. From 1988 to 1999, he was Director-General for Energy. In 1999, he was appointed Director-General of Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Justice. Since 2005, he has been self-employed.

Main and ancillary positions

  • Chairman of the Foundation for Tackling Vehicle Crime (AVc)
  • Chairman of the Steering Committee on bicycle theft 
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of NL-Confidential 
  • Chairman of the Committee for Additional Innovative Projects (Borssele covenant)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the National Aeronautics and Space Laboratory (Nationaal Lucht en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium – NLR)
  • Chairman of the Association for the Preservation of Antiquities, Greenery and Liveability, Voorschoten
  • Board member of the Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Historic Country Estates


  • Leiden University, Physics (graduated in 1972)
  • Leiden University, Law (graduated in 1974)