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Henk Jan Ormel

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Henk Jan Ormel
Henk Jan Ormel in 2024
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
27 February 2024
Preceded byEsther de Lange
Parliamentary groupEuropean People's Party Group
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 May 2002 – 19 September 2012
Personal details
Born (1955-12-15) December 15, 1955 (age 68)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal (since 1999)

Hendrik Jan "Henk Jan" Ormel (born 15 December 1955) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).


He was an MP from 23 May 2002 to 19 September 2012, focusing on matters of foreign policy, the European Union, biotechnology, medical ethical affairs and animal welfare. From 2007-2010 he was the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Dutch parliament. From 2008-2010 Ormel was Vice-President of NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Henk Jan Ormel also sat on the Executive Committee of AWEPA.[1] Ormel began as chief veterinary officer at FAO on September 20, 2012. He was coordinator of anti-microbial resistance (AMR).[2]

He was also the global coordinator of the Global Framework of transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) and worked as One-Health expert for WHO.

Following the stepping down of Esther de Lange as a Member of the European Parliament, Ormel was sworn in as her successor on 27 February 2024. He is part of the European People's Party Group.[3] Henk Jan Ormel is a member of the Environment, Public Health & Food Safety committee and a substitute member in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee.

Henk Jan Ormel is the first Dutch veterinarian in the European Parliament and he was the first veterinarian in the Parliament of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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  1. ^ Executive committee awepa.org Archived 2 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Omroep Gelderland - Nieuws - Nu al nieuwe baan Kamerlid Ormel". 5 November 2012. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2024.
  3. ^ a b "Henk Jan ORMEL". European Parliament. Retrieved 8 May 2024.

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