Harry van de Kraats


Since the  1st of August 2013, Harry van de Kraats (1966) is the new general director of the employersassociation AWVN. Next to that he is also Director of Social Affairs at VNO-NCW MKB Nederland. Van de Kraats started working, after studying law at the University of Utrecht, in several HR-functions at Unilever. He worked at Wolters Kluwer as a commercial director and from 2005 till 2010, as a member of the board at Tom Tom International, he was co-responsible for the large growth of the organization: from a few hundred to more than 3000 employees. Till 2013 Harry van de Kraats was the HR director at NS and part of the “Groepsraad” as well. In the employer circle, Van de Kraats is considered a modern manager that believes in modern labor relations and involvement of employees.