Gerrit Ybema

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Gerrit Ybema
State Secretary for Economic Affairs (Netherlands)
In office
August 3, 1998 – July 22, 2002
Prime MinisterWim Kok
Preceded byAnneke van Dok-van Weele
Succeeded byJoop Wijn
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
September 14, 1989 – August 3, 1998
Personal details
Gerrit Ybema

(1945-10-29)October 29, 1945
Schettens, Netherlands
DiedFebruary 15, 2012(2012-02-15) (aged 66)
Uitwellingerga, Netherlands
Political partyDemocrats 66
Spouse(s)Johanna Henderika Andela (until 1974)
Jelske Hekstra (until 2012)
Alma materUniversity of Groningen (M.Sc. in Economics)
Civil servant
Management consultant

Gerrit Ybema (29 October 1945 – 15 February 2012) was a Dutch politician in the Democrats 66 (D66) party. He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 14 September 1989 to 3 August 1998, when he became State Secretary for Economic Affairs in the Second Kok cabinet, serving until July 22, 2002.

Born in Schettens, Ybema studied economics at University of Groningen. He graduated cum laude in 1977. After working at Enschede municipality, he moved to Friesland province in 1986 to become advisor to its Gedeputeerde Staten.

He was member of political party Democraten 66 and was elected to the municipal council of Leeuwarden. In 1989 he was elected to the House of Representatives. In his latter years, Ybema owned a consultancy company named Ybema Economy Solutions.

Personal life[edit]

Ybema was married and lived in the Frisian village Uitwellingerga. He had three children with his first wife. His second wife had two children out of her first marriage.




Government offices
Preceded by
Anneke van Dok-van Weele
State Secretary for Economic Affairs
Succeeded by
Joop Wijn