Navigation path

Additional tools

Infrastructure - TEN-T - Connecting Europe

Karla Peijs

Karla Peijs was born on 1 September 1944 in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Previous assignments

1982–1989: Member of the Provincial Council of Utrecht

1985–1989: Instructor in Economics and Business Organisation, Utrecht High Technical College & International Business School, Zeist

1988–1989: Head of Internal and External Relations and Member of the Management Team, Utrecht High Technical College

1989–2003: Member of the European Parliament

2003–2007: Minister for Transport and Waterways and Infrastructure

1981-1982: Chairperson for the Christian Democrats (CDA) in Harmelen & Member of Staff with the CDA in the Provincial Assembly, Utrecht

1982-1989: Representative in the Provincial Assembly and Secretary for the CDA in the Provincial Assembly, Utrecht

2007-2013: Queen's Commissioner in the Province of Zeeland

Current tasks

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Dutch national Drivers Federation (ANWB)
  • Chairperson Safe Traffic Netehrlands (VVN)
  • Since 2007 European Coordinator for Inland Shipping
  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Technical University of Delft
  • Chairperson of Supervisory Board of Deltares
  • Member Supervisory Board Qpark
  • Chairperson Watersnoodmusem
  • Chairperson Agro-Logisticcluster Westland
  • Chairperson NIDV

Karla Peijs has been the European Coordinator responsible for Inland Waterways, in particular for the Priority Project 18 , Rhine/Meuse-Main-Danube, and Priority Project 30 , Seine-Scheldt, from September 2007 until December 2013.

On 12th March 2014 Ms Peijs was appointed European Coordinator for the Rhine-Danube Corridor.

Contact Ms Karla Peijs here.