Harman Korte is Member of the Executive Board at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). Within the board, he is responsible for monitoring the transparency of financial products (including pensions), integrity supervision, legal affairs and part of day-to-day management. Korte has been working at AFM (until 2002, STE, the Securities Board of the Netherlands) since May 2000.
He commenced employment as secretary of the board and was entrusted with the management of administrative support, communications and control in 2001. In 2003, he became a Managing Director at AFM. Large-scale projects under his responsibility included the transformation of STE into AFM in 2002 and the development of the (financial) management of AFM.
From January 2005 to July 2008, Korte was also member, and later also vice-chairman, of the Management Board of Stichting Pensioenfonds Mercurius Amsterdam (originally Stichting Pensioenfonds Euronext Amsterdam).
Prior to joining AFM, Korte was employed at the Ministry of Finance. From 1991 to 2000, he was Managing Director of the Budgetary Affairs directorate and in that capacity responsible for advising the Finance Minister on budget policy and the budget process of the central government. His duties included membership of the Study Group Budget Leeway (Studiegroep Begrotingsruimte) as well chairing the Core Group of the Policy Analysis Platform (Kerngroep van het Platform Beleidsanalyse) and editor of the Policy Analysis journal.
In a private capacity, he was a member of the jury for the F.G. Kordes Trophy, which is awarded to the independent public sector body with the best annual report. Harman Korte worked as policy assistant from 1981 to 1986 and from 1986 to 1991, as chief inspector of the Government Finance Inspectorate, which is part of the Ministry of Finance. He studied General Economics at the University of Amsterdam.