Marit Maij

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Marit Maij

Marit Elisabeth Maij (born January 16, 1972 in The Hague) is a Dutch politician and former management consultant, diplomat as well as civil servant. As a member of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid) she has been an MP since September 20, 2012. She worked as an assistant to the CDA parliamentary group in the European Parliament, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the embassies in Costa Rica and Beijing, and as an advisor to several other Dutch Ministries.

Maij studied political science at the University of Amsterdam, obtained an MBA from the European University, and studied at the Open University of Catalonia.

During her late teens she was president of LAKS, an association of Dutch pupils.

She is a daughter of Hanja Maij-Weggen, former CDA minister for Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the third Lubbers cabinet, and sister of Hester Maij, CDA member of the provincial executive in Overijssel.