Martin van Rijn
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|Martin van Rijn|
|State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport (Netherlands)|
November 5, 2012
|Born||Maarten Johannes van Rijn
February 7, 1956
|Political party||Labour Party (PvdA)|
|Alma mater||Erasmus University Rotterdam (MA in economics)|
|Occupation||Politician, CEO, civil servant|
Maarten Johannes (Martin) van Rijn (born February 7, 1956 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch politician and former CEO and civil servant. As a member of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid) he has been State Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, dealing with nursing and care, elderly policy, youth policy and biotechnology in the Second Rutte cabinet since November 5, 2012. Previously he was CEO of pension fund PGGM.
In his capacity as a civil servant he was director-general for health care at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport from 2003 to 2007, director-general for management and personnel policy at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations from 2000 to 2003, and deputy director-general for housing at the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment from 1995 to 2000.
Van Rijn studied economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
In 2008, he was awarded Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
- (Dutch) Parlement.com biography
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