Melanie Schultz van Haegen

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Melanie Schultz van Haegen
Melanie Schultz van Haegen 2013 1.jpg
Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 14, 2010
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Camiel Eurlings (V&W)
Tineke Huizinga (VROM)
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
January 30, 2003 – May 27, 2003
State Secretary for Transport, Public Works and Water Management
In office
July 22, 2002 – February 22, 2007
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Monique de Vries
Succeeded by Tineke Huizinga
Personal details
Born Melanie Henriëtte Maas Geesteranus
(1970-06-28) June 28, 1970 (age 44)
Laag-Soeren, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Spouse(s) Harro Schultz van Haegen
(m. 1997)
Children 1 son and 1 daughter
Residence Leiden, Netherlands
Alma mater Leiden University
(Master of Public Administration)
Erasmus University Rotterdam (Master of Public Administration)
Occupation Politician
Corporate director
Website Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

Melanie Henriëtte Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus (born June 28, 1970) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). She has been the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Cabinets Rutte I and II since October 14, 2010.[1]

She previously served as State Secretary for Transport, Public Works and Water Management from July 22, 2002 until February 22, 2007 in the Cabinets Balkenende I, II and III. She had a short stint as a Member of the House of Representatives from January 30, 2003 until May 27, 2003 following the Dutch general election of 2003.

She retired from politics after the completion of her term as State Secretary on February 22, 2007 and became a corporate director at the financial services company Achmea.

After the Dutch general election of 2010 the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy became the largest party in House of Representatives, and after the following cabinet formation Formateur Mark Rutte asked Schultz van Haegen as the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Cabinet Rutte I. She retained her position after the Dutch general election of 2012 and the cabinet formation in the Cabinet Rutte II.[2][3]

Decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Schultz heeft zin om terug te keren, Telegraaf, October 8, 2010
  2. ^ (Dutch) Rutte II: 'alle namen van het nieuwe kabinet', RTL, October 25, 2012
  3. ^ (Dutch) De bewindspersonen van het tweede kabinet-Rutte, NOS, October 29, 2012

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Government offices
Preceded by
Monique de Vries
State Secretary for Transport, Public Works and Water Management
2003-2007
Succeeded by
Tineke Huizinga
Preceded by
Camiel Eurlings (V&W)
Tineke Huizinga (VROM)
Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment
2010-
Succeeded by
Incumbent