Arxen has 8 years of experience in the public sector, at the European Parliament, the national government and at a decentralized level at the Municipality of Amsterdam. From 2015 to 2020 he worked at the Directorate-General for Kingdom Relations of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, where he coordinated projects related to governance and organizational development for Bonaire, Aruba and Saba. He grew up in Aruba, had a career in the Netherlands and has been living and working on Bonaire since 2020. Works there as a consultant and member of the Advisory Board of Mindful Enterprises Bonaire B.V., a local company that is working on the establishment of the Bonaire Development Bank.

  • Senior Consultant, Wolfs Company
  • Consultant Caribbean, crmLiNK
  • Policy advisor, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
  • Communications advisor, European Parliament
  • Culture and research, Municipality of Amsterdam
Other positions
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Mindful Enterprises Bonaire B.V.
  • Governance Basics, crmLiNK
  • Policy making and policy writing, Board Academy
  • Debating for professionals, Dutch Debate Institute
  • Master Politics & Society, Utrecht University
  • Master in Economic History, VU University Amsterdam
  • Bachelor History, VU University Amsterdam