Dick Benschop

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Dick Benschop
Dick Benschop.jpg
Dick Benschop in 2012
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 May 2002 – 1 September 2002
Parliamentary groupLabour Party
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
In office
3 August 1998 – 22 July 2002
Prime MinisterWim Kok
Preceded byMichiel Patijn
Succeeded byAgnes van Ardenne
Atzo Nicolaï
Personal details
Born
Dick Anne Benschop

(1957-11-05) 5 November 1957 (age 62)
Driebergen, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyLabour Party (from 1984)
Children3 children
ResidenceDriebergen, Netherlands
Alma materVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts)
OccupationPolitician · Historian · Researcher · Political consultant · Businessman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Academic administrator · Teacher

Dick Anne Benschop (born 5 November 1957) is a retired Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and businessman. He is the CEO and Chairman of the Schiphol Group since 1 May 2018 and also serves as Chairman of the Orange Foundation since 1 June 2017.[1][2]

Benschop worked as a political consultant for the Labour Party from 1986 until 1996. After the election of 1998 Benschop was appointed as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet Kok II, serving from 3 August 1998 until 22 July 2002.

Benschop served as the Labour Party campaign manager for the election of 2002. The Labour Party suffered a big defeat in the election losing 23 seats in the House of Representatives, Leader of the Labour Party and Lijsttrekker (top candidate) Ad Melkert accepted responsibility for the defeat and sequentially left national politics. Benschop who was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election, also took responsibility for the defeat and served in the House of Representatives from 23 May 2002 until his resignation on 1 September 2002.

Decorations[edit]

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 10 December 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nieuwe directeur voor Oranje Fonds" (in Dutch). Vorsten.nl. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Dick Benschop definitief nieuwe topman Schiphol" (in Dutch). NOS. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michiel Patijn
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
1998–2002
Succeeded by
Agnes van Ardenne
Succeeded by
Atzo Nicolaï
Business positions
Preceded by
Peter de Wit
CEO of Royal Dutch
Shell Netherlands

2011–2015
Succeeded by
Marjan van Loon
Preceded by
Unknown
Senior Vice President of
Royal Dutch Shell

2016–2018
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Jos Nijhuis
CEO and Chairman of
the Schiphol Group

2018–present
Incumbent
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Joop Wijn
Chairman of the
Orange Foundation

2017–present
Incumbent