Drs. Berend Jan Udink (born 12 February 1926, Deventer) is a Dutch former politician.
Udink studied economy in Rotterdam and Lausanne (1945–1952). After his studied he was employed at the Chamber of Commerce of Rotterdam and later worked as a teacher at the Economische Hogeschool Rotterdam (Economic College of Rotterdam).
Udink, who belonged to the Christian Historical Union, was elected in the socalled Rijnmondraad (Council of Rijnmond), a local council of representatives of Rijnmond, in 1965. Two years later, in 1967, he became minister for Development Cooperation in the Cabinet-De Jong, a post he held till 1971. In 1971 he was lijsttrekker of the CHU, presenting himself as a conservative and a "law and order" politician. In that same year Udink became minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the Cabinets-Biesheuvel I and II.
His political career ended in 1973. From 1973 till 1978 he was member of the Board of Directors of the Overzeese Gas- en Elektriciteitsmaatschappij N.V. (as Dutch gas and electricity company) and from 1978 till 1980 he served as its President.
Berend Jan Udink is married and has three children. He belongs to the Remonstrant Brotherhood (Arminian Protestant Church).
- This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Dutch Wikipedia.