List of Ministers of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands

Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands
Minister van Economische Zaken en Klimaat
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
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Incumbent
Eric Wiebes

since 26 October 2017
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Style His/Her Excellency
Member of Council of Ministers
Appointer Mark Rutte
as Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Formation 5 July 1799 (1799-07-05)
First holder Johannes Goldberg
(as Agent of National Economy)
Deputy Mona Keijzer
as State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Salary 157,287 (As of 2017)
(including 4,193 of expenses)
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The Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (Dutch: Minister van Economische Zaken en Klimaat) is the head of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and a member of the Cabinet of the Netherlands. The current Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy is Eric Wiebes, who has been in office since 26 October 2017[1]

List of Ministers of Economic Affairs

Minister of Labour,
Commerce and Industry
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Timotheus Verschuur
(1886–1945)
10 August 1929 –
1 May 1932
Roman Catholic
State Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck III)
[2]
Minister of Economic
Affairs and Labour
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Timotheus Verschuur
(1886–1945)
1 May 1932 –
8 June 1933
Roman Catholic
State Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck III)
[2]
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn II)
[3]
Minister of Economic Affairs Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Timotheus Verschuur
(1886–1945)
8 June 1933 –
17 April 1934
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn II)
[3]
Dr.
Hendrikus Colijn
(Prime Minister)
(1869–1944)
17 April 1934 –
25 June 1934
[Ad interim]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Max Steenberghe
(also Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
)

(1899–1972)
25 June 1934 –
6 June 1935
Roman Catholic
State Party
Dr.
Henri Gelissen
(1895–1982)
6 June 1935 –
2 September 1935
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn III)
[4]
Minister of Commerce,
Industry and Shipping
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Dr.
Henri Gelissen
(1895–1982)
2 September 1935 –
24 June 1937
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn III)
[4]
Max Steenberghe
(also Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
)

(1899–1972)
24 June 1937 –
15 July 1937
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn IV)
[5]
Minister of Economic Affairs Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Max Steenberghe
(1899–1972)
15 July 1937 –
25 July 1939
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn IV)
[5]
Dr.
Hendrikus Colijn
(Prime Minister)
(1869–1944)
25 July 1939 –
10 August 1939
Anti-Revolutionary Party Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn V)
[6]
Max Steenberghe
(1899–1972)
10 August 1939 –
10 May 1940
Roman Catholic
State Party
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer II)
[7]
Minister of Commerce,
Industry and Shipping
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Max Steenberghe
(also Minister of Finance and
Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
1941)

(1899–1972)
10 May 1940 –
17 November 1941
[Res]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer II)
[7]
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy I)
[8]
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy II)
[8]
Dr.
Jan van den Tempel
(also Minister of Social Affairs
and Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
)

(1877–1955)
17 November 1941 –
8 January 1942
[Ad interim]
Social Democratic
Workers' Party
Piet Kerstens
(also Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
)

(1896–1958)
8 January 1942 –
31 May 1944
[Dismissed]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Minister of Commerce,
Industry and Agriculture
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Johannes van den Broek
(also Minister of Finance)
(1882–1946)
31 May 1944 –
23 February 1945
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy II)
[8]
Hans Gispen
(1905–1968)
23 February 1945 –
25 June 1945
Anti-Revolutionary Party Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy III)
[9]
Minister of Commerce
and Industry
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Hein Vos
(1903–1972)
25 June 1945 –
3 July 1946
Social Democratic
Workers' Party
Willem Schermerhorn
(Schermerhorn-Drees)
[10]
Labour Party
Minister of Economic Affairs Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Dr.
Gerardus Huysmans
(1902–1948)
3 July 1946 –
14 January 1948
[Res]
Catholic People's Party Louis Beel
(Beel I)
[11]
Sicco Mansholt
(Minister of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food Supplies
)

(1908–1995)
14 January 1948 –
21 January 1948
[Ad interim]
Labour Party
Dr.
Jan van den Brink
(1915–2006)
21 January 1948 –
2 September 1952
Catholic People's Party
Willem Drees
(Drees-Van SchaikDrees I)
[12][13]
Dr.
Jelle Zijlstra
(also Minister of Finance
1958–1959)

(1918–2001)
2 September 1952 –
19 May 1959
Anti-Revolutionary Party Willem Drees
(Drees IIIII)
[14][15]
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
[16]
Jan de Pous
(1920–1996)
19 May 1959 –
24 July 1963
Christian Historical Union Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
[17]
Dr.
Koos Andriessen
(born 1928)
24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
Christian Historical Union Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[18]
Joop den Uyl
(1919–1987)
14 April 1965 –
22 November 1966
Labour Party Jo Cals
(Cals)
[19]
Joop Bakker
(1921–2003)
22 November 1966 –
5 April 1967
Anti-Revolutionary Party Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[20]
Leo de Block
(1904–1988)
5 April 1967 –
7 January 1970
[Res]
Catholic People's Party Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
[21]
Dr.
Johan Witteveen
(Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance)

(born 1921)
7 January 1970 –
14 January 1970
[Ad interim]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Roelof Nelissen
(born 1931)
14 January 1970 –
6 July 1971
Catholic People's Party
Harrie Langman
(1931–2016)
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III)
[22]
Ruud Lubbers
(1939–2018)
11 May 1973 –
19 December 1977
Catholic People's Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[23]
Gijs van Aardenne
(1930–1995)
19 December 1977 –
11 September 1981
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[24]
Dr.
Jan Terlouw
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1931)
11 September 1981 –
4 November 1982
Democrats 66 Dries van Agt
(Van Agt IIIII)
[25][26]
Gijs van Aardenne
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(1930–1995)
4 November 1982 –
14 July 1986
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[27]
Dr.
Rudolf de Korte
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1936)
14 July 1986 –
7 November 1989
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers II)
[28]
Dr.
Koos Andriessen
(born 1928)
7 November 1989 –
22 August 1994
Christian Democratic Appeal Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[29]
Dr.
Hans Wijers
(born 1951)
22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
Democrats 66 Wim Kok
(Kok I)
[30]
Annemarie Jorritsma
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1950)
3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok II)
[31]
Herman Heinsbroek
(born 1951)
22 July 2002 –
16 October 2002
[Res]
Pim Fortuyn List Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende I)
[32]
Hans Hoogervorst
(also Minister of Finance)
(born 1956)
16 October 2002 –
27 May 2003
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
(Deputy Prime Minister
2005–2006)

(born 1937)
27 May 2003 –
3 July 2006
[Res]
Democrats 66 Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende II)
[33]
Gerrit Zalm
(Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance)

(born 1952)
3 July 2006 –
7 July 2006
[Ad interim]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Joop Wijn
(born 1969)
7 July 2006 –
22 February 2007
Christian Democratic Appeal Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende III)
[34]
Maria van der Hoeven
(born 1949)
22 February 2007 –
14 October 2010
Christian Democratic Appeal Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IV)
[35]
Office merged with the Minister of Agriculture,
Nature and Food Quality
as
Minister of Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
Minister of Economic Affairs,
Agriculture and Innovation
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Maxime Verhagen
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1956)
14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
[36]
Name changed back to the Minister of Economic Affairs
Minister of Economic Affairs Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Henk Kamp
(born 1952)
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
[37]
Portfolio of Agriculture separated from the Minister of Economic Affairs back
to Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Minister of Economic Affairs
and Climate Policy
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Eric Wiebes
(born 1963)
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[38]
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
Res Resigned.
Dismissed Dismissed.
Ad interim Served ad interim.

Living former Ministers of Economic Affairs

Minister of Economic Affairs Term Age
Koos Andriessen 1963–1965
1989–1994
25 July 1928
Johan Witteveen 1970 12 June 1921
Roelof Nelissen 1970–1971 4 April 1931
Jan Terlouw 1981–1982 15 November 1931
Rudolf de Korte 1986–1989 8 July 1936
Hans Wijers 1994–1998 11 January 1951
Annemarie Jorritsma 1998–2002 1 June 1950
Herman Heinsbroek 2002 12 January 1951
Hans Hoogervorst 2002–2003 19 April 1956
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst 2003–2006 18 March 1937
Gerrit Zalm 2006 6 May 1952
Joop Wijn 2006–2007 20 May 1969
Maria van der Hoeven 2007–2010 13 September 1949
Maxime Verhagen 2010–2012 14 September 1956
Henk Kamp 2012–2017 23 July 1952

List of State Secretaries for Economic Affairs

State Secretary for
Economic Affairs
Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Dr.
Wim van der Grinten
(1913–1994)
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Public Sector Organisations
29 January 1949 –
15 March 1951
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees–Van Schaik)
[12]
Vacant
Dr.
Gerard Veldkamp
(1921–1990)
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Competition Policy
• Tourism Affairs
10 October 1952 –
17 July 1961
[Appt]
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees IIIII)
[14][15]
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
[16]
Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
[17]
Frans Gijzels
(1911–1977)
14 September 1961 –
24 July 1963
Catholic People's Party
Joop Bakker
(1921–2003)
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Competition Policy
• Regional Development
3 September 1963 –
22 November 1966
Anti-Revolutionary Party Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[18]
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[19]
Louis van Son
(1922–1986)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Competition Policy
• Regional Development
• Tourism Affairs
28 November 1966 –
6 July 1971
Catholic People's Party Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[20]
Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
[21]
Jan Oostenbrink
(born 1936)
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Consumer Protection
• Tourism Affairs
17 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
Catholic People's Party Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III)
[22]
Ted Hazekamp
(1926–1987)
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Competition Policy
• Regional Development
• Consumer Protection
• Tourism Affairs
11 May 1973 –
11 September 1981
Catholic People's Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[23]
Christian Democratic Appeal Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[24]
Has Beyen
(1923–2002)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
9 January 1978 –
11 September 1981
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Piet van Zeil
(also State Secretary for Social
Affairs and Employment
1982)

(1927–2012)
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Competition Policy
• Regional Development
• Consumer Protection
• Tourism Affairs
11 September 1981 –
22 June 1986
[Appt]
Christian Democratic Appeal Dries van Agt
(Van Agt IIIII)
[25][26]
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[27]
Wim Dik
(born 1939)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
11 September 1981 –
4 November 1982
Democrats 66 Dries van Agt
(Van Agt IIIII)
[25][26]
Frits Bolkestein
(born 1933)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
[Title]
4 November 1982 –
14 July 1986
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[27]
Enneüs Heerma
(1944–1999)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
• Competition Policy
17 July 1986 –
27 October 1986
[Appt]
Christian Democratic Appeal Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers II)
[28]
Yvonne van Rooy
(born 1951)
30 October 1986 –
7 November 1989
Christian Democratic Appeal
Albert-Jan Evenhuis
(1941–2011)
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Consumer Protection
• Tourism Affairs
14 July 1986 –
30 June 1989
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Piet Bukman
(born 1934)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
• Retail Policy
• Competition Policy
• Regional Development
• Consumer Protection
• Tourism Affairs
7 November 1989 –
28 September 1990
[Appt]
Christian Democratic Appeal Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[29]
Yvonne van Rooy
(born 1951)
28 September 1990 –
22 August 1994
Christian Democratic Appeal
Anneke van Dok-van Weele
(born 1947)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
• Regional Development
• Consumer Protection
• Tourism Affairs
22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
Labour Party Wim Kok
(Kok I)
[30]
Gerrit Ybema
(1945–2012)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Regional Development
• Consumer Protection
• Tourism Affairs
3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
Democrats 66 Wim Kok
(Kok II)
[31]
Joop Wijn
(born 1969)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
• Regional Development
• Consumer Protection
• Energy Policy
• Digital Infrastructure
• Postal Service
• Tourism Affairs
22 July 2002 –
27 May 2003
Christian Democratic Appeal Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende I)
[32]
Karien van Gennip
(born 1968)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Regional Development
• Consumer Protection
• Digital Infrastructure
• Tourism Affairs
27 May 2003 –
22 February 2007
Christian Democratic Appeal Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IIIII)
[33][34]
Frank Heemskerk
(born 1969)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
• Regional Development
• Consumer Protection
• Digital Infrastructure
• Postal Service
• Tourism Affairs
[Title]
22 February 2007 –
23 February 2010
[Res]
Labour Party Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IV)
[35]
State Secretary for Economic Affairs,
Agriculture and Innovation
Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Dr.
Henk Bleker
(born 1953)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
• Postal Service
• Tourism Affairs
• Nature Policy
• Agricultural Management
• Food Policy
• Rural Development
• Environmental Remediation
• Fisheries
• Forestry
• Animal Welfare
[Title]
14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
[36]
State Secretary for
Economic Affairs
Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Dr.
Co Verdaas
(born 1966)
• Postal Service
• Tourism Affairs
• Nature Policy
• Agricultural Management
• Food Policy
• Rural Development
• Environmental Remediation
• Fisheries
• Forestry
• Animal Welfare
[Title]
5 November 2012 –
6 December 2012
[Res]
Labour Party Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
[37]
Sharon Dijksma
(born 1971)
18 December 2012 –
3 November 2015
[Appt]
Labour Party
Martijn van Dam
(born 1978)
3 November 2015 –
1 September 2017
[Res]
Labour Party
State Secretary for Economic
Affairs and Climate Policy
Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Mona Keijzer
(born 1968)
• Small Business Policy
• Retail Policy
• Regional Development
• Consumer Protection
• Digital Infrastructure
• Postal Service
• Tourism Affairs
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[38]
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
Res Resigned.
Appt Appointment: Gerard Veldkamp appointed Minister of Social Affairs and Health; Piet van Zeil appointed Mayor of Heerlen; Enneüs Heerma appointed State Secretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment; Piet Bukman appointed Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries; Sharon Dijksma appointed State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment.
Title Allowed to use the title of Minister while on foreign business.

Living former State Secretaries for Economic Affairs

State Secretary for Economic Affairs Term Age
Jan Oostenbrink 1971–1973 18 August 1936
Wim Dik 1981–1982 11 January 1939
Frits Bolkestein 1982–1986 4 April 1933
Yvonne van Rooy 1986–1989
1990–1994
4 June 1951
Piet Bukman 1989–1990 7 February 1934
Anneke van Dok-van Weele 1994–1998 24 October 1947
Joop Wijn 2002–2003 20 May 1969
Karien van Gennip 2003–2007 3 October 1968
Frank Heemskerk 2007–2010 26 July 1969
Henk Bleker 2010–2012 26 July 1953
Co Verdaas 2012 5 August 1966
Sharon Dijksma 2012–2015 16 April 1971
Martijn van Dam 2015–2017 1 February 1978

See also

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