Jan Kees de Jager
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Jan Kees de Jager
Jan Kees de Jager in 2010
|Minister of Finance|
23 February 2010 – 5 November 2012
|Prime Minister||Jan Peter Balkenende (2010) |
Mark Rutte (2010-2012)
|Preceded by||Wouter Bos|
|Succeeded by||Jeroen Dijsselbloem|
|Member of the House of Representatives|
17 June 2010 – 14 October 2010
|State Secretary for Finance|
22 February 2007 – 23 February 2010
|Prime Minister||Jan Peter Balkenende|
|Preceded by||Joop Wijn|
|Succeeded by||Frans Weekers|
Jan Cornelis de Jager
10 February 1969
|Political party||Christian Democratic Appeal|
|Alma mater||Nyenrode Business University (Bachelor of Business Administration) |
Erasmus University Rotterdam (Master of Science, Master of Laws)
Jan Cornelis "Jan Kees" de Jager (born 10 February 1969) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He served as State Secretary for Finance from 22 February 2007 until 23 February 2010 in the Cabinet Balkenende IV. De Jager became Minister of Finance following the resignation of Wouter Bos and served for the remaining parliamentary period of the Cabinet Balkenende IV. De Jager remained as Minister of Finance following the formation of the Cabinet Rutte I after the Dutch general election of 2010, after he served a short term as a Member of the House of Representatives from 17 June 2010 until 14 October 2010. After the fall of the Cabinet Rutte I, De Jager was succeed as Minister of Finance on 5 November 2012 and returned to the business world.
De Jager studied at the Nyenrode Business University where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1990. Subsequently, he studied at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Economic sociology and Business economics in 1994. He also obtained a Master of Laws degree at the same university in 1996.
In 1992, while still at university, De Jager founded Information technology company Spectra Vision. All business activities were handed over to ISM eCompany (Innovative Solutions in Media) in 1997, the company of which De Jager was CEO until his appointment to the cabinet on 22 February 2010. In 2008, Sana Commerce (B2B e-commerce software vendor) has become a subsidiary of ISM eCompany.
Besides his work as managing partner of the Rotterdam internet agency ISM eCompany (which he co-founded in 1992) and Sana Commerce (B2B e-commerce software) from 2008, De Jager is socially involved in different activities. He was a member of the executive board of the Christian Democratic Appeal and organizations of various social and economic issues. For his contribution to the success of the company he worked and his efforts in various ICT and innovative ancillary, De Jager received the ICT Personality 2006 Award of interbranch ICT ~ Office.
State secretary for Finance
De Jager took part in the 2008 G-20 Washington summit on financial crisis in Washington on 15 and 16 November 2008. De Jager would actually participate as acting Minister of Finance in the program of the Finance ministers. After consultation with the White House it was decided that De Jager (the highest representative of the Dutch government in Washington, D.C.) could participate in the summit as head of government. De Jager advocated by the Dutch contribution to the need to improve monitoring in a more prominent role of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
Minister of Finance
On 23 February 2010 following the resignation of Wouter Bos, and with him all the Labour Party members from the Fourth Balkenende cabinet, De Jager became Minister of Finance. He worked on the 2011 budget and on 14 October 2010 De Jager remained as Cabinet Minister in the First Rutte cabinet with Frans Weekers as State secretary. On 26 February 2012 former Minister of Finance Onno Ruding told journalist and television host Eva Jinek he had regular contact with De Jager on specific topics.
In 2011, De Jager said that he is in a relationship with a man.
- (in Dutch) Minister De Jager is vrijgezel af, Telegraaf, May 7, 2011, 2012
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