Karien van Gennip

Catharina Elisabeth Godefrida (Karien) van Gennip (born 3 October 1968 in Leidschendam) is a former Dutch politician for the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). In 2008 she was appointed Director European & International Affairs for ING Group.[1]

From 2003 to 2007 she was State Secretary of Economic Affairs in the second and third Balkenende cabinet, and from 2006 to 2008 she was a member of the House of Representatives.

Van Gennip studied engineering physics at Delft University of Technology, and obtained an MBA at INSEAD Fontainebleau. She worked at McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam and San Francisco, and as project leader reorganisation at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

About her maternity leave during her position as a State Secretary she wrote a column in women's magazine Margriet.

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