Jan Kees de Jager

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Jan Kees de Jager
Jan Kees de Jager 2010.jpg
Minister of Finance
In office
February 23, 2010 – November 5, 2012
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende (2010)
Mark Rutte (2010-2012)
Preceded by Wouter Bos
Succeeded by Jeroen Dijsselbloem
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
June 17, 2010 – October 14, 2010
State Secretary for Finance
In office
February 22, 2007 – February 23, 2010
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Joop Wijn
Succeeded by Frans Weekers
Personal details
Born Jan Cornelis de Jager
(1969-02-10) February 10, 1969 (age 45)
Kapelle, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
Residence Rotterdam, Netherlands
Alma mater Nyenrode Business University (Bachelor of Business Administration)
Erasmus University Rotterdam (Master of Science, Master of Laws)
Occupation Politician
Entrepreneur
Religion Protestant Church in the Netherlands

Jan Cornelis "Jan Kees" de Jager (born February 10, 1969) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He served as State Secretary for Finance from February 22, 2007 until February 23, 2010 in the Cabinet Balkenende IV. De Jager became Minister of Finance following the resignation of Wouter Bos and served for the remaining parliamentary periode of the Cabinet Balkenende IV. De Jager remained as Minister of Finance following the formation of the Cabinet Rutte I after the Dutch general election of 2010, after he served a short term as a Member of the House of Representatives from June 17, 2010 until October 14, 2010. After the fall of the Cabinet Rutte I, De Jager was succeed as Minister of Finance on November 5, 2012 and returned to the businessworld.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

De Jager studied at the Nyenrode Business University where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1990. Subsequently, he studied at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he obtained an Master of Science degree in Economic sociology and Business economics in 1994. He also obtained an Master of Laws degree at the same university in 1996.

In 1992, while still at university, De Jager founded Information technology company Spectra Vision. All business activities were handed over to ISM eCompany (Innovative Solutions in Media) in 1997, the company of which De Jager was CEO until his appointment to the cabinet on 22 February 2010.

Besides his work as managing partner of the Rotterdam internet ISM eCompany (which he co-founded in 1992), De Jager is socially involved in different activities. He was a member of the executive board of the Christian Democratic Appeal and organizations of various social and economic issues. For his contribution to the success of the company he worked and his efforts in various ICT and innovative ancillary, De Jager received the ICT Personality 2006 Award of interbranch ICT ~ Office.

Politics[edit]

State Secretary for Finance[edit]

Jan Kees de Jager at the 2008 G-20 Washington summit.

De Jager was State Secretary for Finance in the Cabinet Balkenende IV from 22 February 2007 to 23 February 2010. His portfolio was Fiscal Affairs.

De Jager took part in the 2008 G-20 Washington summit on financial crisis in Washington on 15 and 16 November 2008. De Jager would actually participate as acting Minister of Finance in the program of the Finance ministers. After consultation with the White House was decided that De Jager (currently the highest representative of the government in Washington) could participate in the summit as head of government. De Jager advocated by the Dutch contribution to the need to improve monitoring in a more prominent role of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Minister of Finance[edit]

On 23 February 2010 following the resignation of Wouter Bos, and with him all the Labour Party members from the Cabinet Balkenende IV, De Jager became Minister of Finance. He worked on the 2011 budget and on 14 October 2010 De Jager remain as minister in the First Rutte cabinet; with Frans Weekers as State Secretary. On 26 February 2012 former Minister of Finance Onno Ruding, told in the program Eva Jinek on Sunday to have regular contact with De Jager on specific topics.

Personal[edit]

In 2011, De Jager said that he is in a relationship with a man.[1]

Decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Minister De Jager is vrijgezel af, Telegraaf, May 7, 2011, 2012

External links[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Joop Wijn
State Secretary for Finance
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Frans Weekers
Preceded by
Wouter Bos
Minister of Finance
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Jeroen Dijsselbloem