Jan Kees de Jager

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Jan Kees de Jager
Jan Kees de Jager 2010.jpg
Jan Kees de Jager in 2010
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
17 June 2010 – 14 October 2010
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Minister of Finance
In office
23 February 2010 – 5 November 2012
Prime MinisterJan Peter Balkenende (2010)
Mark Rutte (2010–2012)
Preceded byWouter Bos
Succeeded byJeroen Dijsselbloem
State Secretary for Finance
In office
22 February 2007 – 23 February 2010
Prime MinisterJan Peter Balkenende
Preceded byJoop Wijn (2006)
Succeeded byFrans Weekers
Personal details
Jan Cornelis de Jager

(1969-02-10) 10 February 1969 (age 51)
Kapelle, Netherlands
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Alma materNyenrode Business University
(Bachelor of Business Administration)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
(Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Economist · Businessman · Corporate director

Jan Cornelis "Jan Kees" de Jager (born 10 February 1969) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and businessman. He is the CFO of KPN since 1 November 2014[1]


Early life[edit]

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.

In October 2019, KPN announced that De Jager would step down as finance chief and will be replaced by Chris Figee.[2]


State secretary for Finance[edit]

Jan Kees de Jager at the 2008 G-20 Washington summit (left)

De Jager was State secretary for Finance in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet from 22 February 2007 to 23 February 2010. His portfolio was Fiscal Affairs.

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[edit]

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.[3]


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Officer BAR.png Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 7 December 2013


  1. ^ "Jan Kees de Jager blijft komende vier jaar CFO van KPN" (in Dutch). ExecutiveFinance.nl. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  2. ^ "KPN appoints old hand as new chief executive after Leroy debacle". DutchNews.nl. 1 October 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Minister De Jager is vrijgezel af Archived 16 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine, Telegraaf, May 7, 2011, 2012

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joop Wijn
State Secretary for Finance
Succeeded by
Frans Weekers
Preceded by
Wouter Bos
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Jeroen Dijsselbloem
Business positions
Preceded by