He was already nominated by an eight-member secret committee as the new president of the KNWU Cycling Federation, but now it’s official as well. Ex-politician Water Boss succeeds Mark van den Toll, who has been the managing director of the NOC*NSF Umbrella Sports Organization since October 1.
“We currently have a great generation at the top who gave a lot of medals in Tokyo, for example. Our job now is to maintain or even improve that level,” says Bos on the cycling federation website.
“It means a lot of attention to facilities, young talent, diversity and to both the more classic and more modern branches of cycling. Every cyclist knows about trial and error and keeps going. Even a die-hard cyclist like me can partake in that bit and managerially it probably wouldn’t be any different. “.
Bos is already looking forward to the next Olympic Games in Paris in three years. “We’re already working on it. Was Joop Zoetemelk wrong: Paris isn’t far away, but it’s approaching very fast!”
After a career in show business, Boss became a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 on behalf of the PvdA. As a political leader of the Labor Party, he was Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister. Boss left politics in 2010, although in 2012 he was still involved as an informant in the formation of the second Ruta government.
Since then, he has been a partner at KPMG Consulting and Executive Board Chair of VU University Medical Center. A huge fan of Feyenoord, he was also on the board of the Giovanni van Bronckhorst Foundation.
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