Cora van Nieuwenhuizen

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Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
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Cora van Nieuwenhuizen in 2013
Minister of Infrastructure
and Water Management
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterMark Rutte
Preceded byMelanie Schultz van Haegen
as Minister of Infrastructure
and the Environment
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014 – 26 October 2017
Parliamentary groupAlliance of Liberals and
Democrats for Europe group
ConstituencyNetherlands
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
17 June 2010 – 1 July 2014
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Personal details
Born
Cornelia Wijbenga

(1963-06-12) 12 June 1963 (age 56)
Ridderkerk, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Children4 children
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Alma materUtrecht University
(Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science)
Nyenrode Business University
(Bachelor of Business Administration)
Tilburg University
(Bachelor of Business Management)
OccupationPolitician · Accountant · Social geographer
WebsiteMinister of Infrastructure and Water Management

Cornelia "Cora" van Nieuwenhuizen-Wijbenga (born 12 June 1963) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). She is the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management in the Cabinet Rutte III since 26 October 2017.[1]

Education[edit]

Van Nieuwenhuizen studied social geography at Utrecht University, and studied also at Nyenrode Business University in Breukelen and at TIAS School for Business and Society in Tilburg.

Political career[edit]

Career in local politics[edit]

Van Nieuwenhuizen was a member of the municipal council of Oisterwijk from 1994 to 2006 as well as VVD fraction leader from 2002 to 2003. She was also a member and VVD fraction leader of the States-Provincial of North Brabant from 2003 to 2007 and a member of the States Deputed of North Brabant from 2007 to 2010.

Member of the European Parliament, 2014–2017[edit]

Van Nieuwenhuizen was elected a Member of the European Parliament in the 2014 European elections. A member of the ALDE (Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) political faction, she served as her parliamentary group’s deputy coordinator on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (alongside Sylvie Goulard). On the committee, she was the rapporteur on financial technology.[2] Later, she joined the Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect in 2015. In addition, she held the position of vice-chairwoman of the parliament’s delegation for relations with India.

Besides her committee assignments, Van Nieuwenhuizen was a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Long Term Investment and Reindustrialisation[3] and the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights.[4]

Van Nieuwenhuizen mainly focuses on matters of aviation, water transport and energy policy. She served as an MEP from 2014 until her appointment to the Dutch government.[5] In the House of Representatives she was succeeded by Jeroen van Wijngaarden.[6]

Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, 2017–present[edit]

Since 26 October 2017, Van Nieuwenhuizen has been serving as Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management in the third government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Other activities[edit]

  • Brabant Intermodal, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board
  • Hans Nord Foundation, Member of the Board

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (VVD) heeft alle bestuurslagen gehad" (in Dutch). NOS. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ Mark Taylor (April 13, 2017), EXCLUSIVE: EU Fintech Rapporteur Aims For Pole Position Law360.
  3. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on Long Term Investment and Reindustrialisation.
  4. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights.
  5. ^ "(Cora) van Nieuwenhuizen" (in Dutch). Europese Verkiezingen 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Jeroen van Wijngaarden nieuw Tweede Kamerlid voor de VVD" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.

External links[edit]

Official
Political offices
Preceded by
Melanie Schultz van Haegen
as Minister of Infrastructure
and the Environment
Minister of Infrastructure
and Water Management

2017–present
Incumbent