Henk Bleker

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Henk Bleker
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Henk Bleker in 2010
State Secretary for Economic Affairs,
Agriculture and Innovation
In office
14 October 2010 – 5 November 2012
Prime MinisterMark Rutte
Preceded byFrank Heemskerk
as State Secretary for
Economic Affairs
Succeeded byCo Verdaas
as State Secretary for
Economic Affairs
Chairman of the
Christian Democratic Appeal
In office
10 June 2010 – 14 October 2010
Ad interim
LeaderMaxime Verhagen
Preceded byPeter van Heeswijk
Succeeded byLiesbeth Spies
Personal details
Born
Hinderk Bleker

(1953-07-26) 26 July 1953 (age 65)
Onstwedde, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Anti-Revolutionary Party
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)
Barbara Rijlaarsdam (m. 2015)
Children2 sons and 1 daughter
(first marriage)
1 daughter
(second marriage)
ResidenceVlagtwedde, Netherlands
Alma materVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science)
University of Groningen
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, Doctor of Philosophy)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Jurist · Researcher · Management consultant · Media administrator · Corporate director · Nonprofit director

Hinderk "Henk" Bleker (born 26 July 1953) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist.

He was the State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation in the first Rutte cabinet, serving from 14 October 2010 to 5 November 2012. He previously served as the Party Chair of the CDA from 20 June 2010 until 14 October 2010.[1]

Decorations[edit]

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
Order of Orange-Nassau ribbon - Knight.svg Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 7 December 2012

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Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Peter van Heeswijk
Chairman of the
Christian Democratic Appeal

Ad interim

2010
Succeeded by
Liesbeth Spies
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Heemskerk
as State Secretary for
Economic Affairs
State Secretary for Economic Affairs,
Agriculture and Innovation

2010–2012
Succeeded by
Co Verdaas
as State Secretary for
Economic Affairs
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Executive Director of RTV Noord
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Unknown