SXM TF Steering Committee

The Trust Fund is governed by a steering committee composed of one representative from each of the three parties: the Sint Maarten and Netherlands governments, and the World Bank. The steering committee decides by consensus on the allocation of funds to short-, medium-, and long-term recovery projects, capacity building activities, and analytical work. The steering committee meets twice a year and on an ad-hoc basis to approve projects and monitor the progress of the activities financed by the fund.


Sint Maarten - The Honorable Marcel Gumbs, Former Prime Minister

The Netherlands - Mr. Frans Weekers, Vice Secretary General, BENELUX

The World Bank - Ms. Lilia Burunciuc, Country Director for the Caribbean

Technical Working Group (TWG)

The steering committee is supported in its work by a technical working group (TWG). The TWG prepares the biannual steering committee meetings and carries out the tasks the steering committee delegates it to meet the Trust Fund’s objectives.


Sint Maarten - Dr. Abel Knottnerus, Legal Officer, National Recovery Program Bureau

The Netherlands - Ms. Saskia de Reuver, Program Director for Reconstruction, Kingdom Relations, Ministry of Interior

The World Bank - Ms. Michelle Keane, Program Manager, Caribbean Country Management Unit