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Paramaribo, Suriname
4-7 June 2024

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H.E. Ruisandro Cijntje MBA

H.E. Ruisandro Cijntje MBA

Minister of Economic Development, Government of Curaçao

Ruisandro Cijntje MBA, native of Curaçao, assumed office as Minister of Economic Development on September 22, 2021. With a keen focus on energy transition, he spearheads the development of Curaçao's Energy Policy, championing the shift towards renewable energy. Leveraging Curaçao's expertise in oil production and distribution, he envisions synergies with Suriname's oil and gas ventures. Transitioning from a career in law enforcement to politics in 2017, Minister Cijntje brings a diverse skill set to his role. Armed with a Master’s in Business Administration and specialized training in police tactics, labor law, and strategic planning, he is poised to drive Curaçao's future development.