Category:Dutch chief executives in the finance industry
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The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Volkert Doeksen – Volkert Doeksen is a private equity investor and founder of AlpInvest Partners, one of the largest private equity investments managers globally with over €40 billion of assets under management. Today, he serves as managing partner and Chief Executive Officer of AlpInvest Partners which has offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, additionally, Volkert is member of the Board of NXP Semiconductors in the Netherlands. He also serves on the Advisory Board of private equity firm Warburg Pincus, prior to founding AlpInvest, Doeksen was a director of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, managing over $3 billion of private equity investments. From 1992 to 1994, Doeksen served as head of the banks Benelux region, in 1994, he moved to New York to head up DKBs private equity investments, including U. S. leveraged buyouts, mezzanine debt and fund of funds. Prior to Kleinwort Benson, Doeksen worked as an investment banker focusing on mergers and he began his career as a financial analyst in corporate finance for Morgan Stanley International in London in 1987. Doeksen received his M. A. in Law from Universiteit Leiden, Doeksen serves as the Chairman of the Millennium Promise Netherlands Foundation and serves on the board of directors. Doeksen is a Dutch national and hails from the Doeksen family which controls various shipping and transportation concerns in the Netherlands
2. Wiebe Draijer – Wiebe Draijer is a Dutch engineer, and management consultant for McKinsey. In June 2012, he was appointed crown member and chairman of the Social-Economic Council, born and growing up in Enschede, Draijer wanted to be a reporter, but an uncle advised him to complete a professional study before trying his hand at journalism. Following this advise Draijer studied mechanical engineering at the Delft University of Technology from 1983 to 1989, during his time as a student he also worked as a freelance reporter for NRC Handelsblad. From 1987 to 1989 he completed a traineeship and a year as a researcher at Philips Research Laboratories, having completed his university education, he joined McKinsey & Company as a fellow. Augmenting his earlier education with an MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, he was promoted to country managing partner for the Netherlands in 2004, during his career at McKinsey, Draijer held several highly visible positions in Dutch society. He was also a member of 21minuten. nl, a website focused on generating public debate on political issues as well as more active citizenship. On 19 June 2012 Henk Kamp nominated Draijer to succeed Alexander Rinnooy Kan as SER-chairman per 1 September 2012, the SER endorsed this nomination on 21 June 2012 and his appointment became final with Queen Beatrix signing the appointment in July 2012. On 1 July 2014 Draijer left the SER and started to work for Rabobank, on 10 September 2014 he was succeeded as chair of the SER by Mariëtte Hamer
3. Pierre Lardinois – Pierre Joseph Lardinois was a Dutch politician. Lardinois married Maria Hubertina Gerardina on 14 October 1950 and they had two sons and three daughters. In 1963 he was first elected to the Dutch House of Representatives for the Katholieke Volkspartij, from 1963 to 1967 he was member of the European Parliament. From 1977 to 1986 he was the chairman of the Rabobank and he died on 16 July 1987 from an undisclosed cause
4. Piet Lieftinck – Pieter Lieftinck was a Dutch civil servant, chief executive, professor and politician. He became minister of Finance in the following administrations Schermerhorn/Drees, Beel-1, Drees/Van Schaik, in this function, he was largely responsible for the monetary recovery of the country and its currency. Lieftinck became professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam at a relatively low age, before the second world war, he supported the left wing of the Protestant Christian Democrats. In 1945, he joined NVB, which failed in the elections of 1946, in 1946, he moved to the socialist party and in 1971 he joined the moderate leftist DS70 party. From May 1942, he was a prominent hostage in the Sint-Michielsgestel prison camp and he worked with other politicians on ideas of a new political constellation after the second world war in the breakthrough committee. In June 1945, Lieftinck became the first post war minister of Finance of the Netherlands and he inherited a deeply troubled economy. A third of the assets were destroyed. The infrastructure was damaged in war action. Rotterdam was destroyed, practically all the bridges were damaged. On top of that, the Allies demanded an expeditionary Royal Netherlands Army to fight in the Pacific, the disastrous situation in the economy was further threatened by a sick financial economy. The government in exile had taken the gold reserves to London and had, to a significant degree, in the Netherlands, exports of money, goods and services to nazi Germany were credited to a Reichsmark account in Berlin that was, of course, never paid. The government budget was in deficit, which was financed by printing money. The Dutch guilder was linked to the Reichsmark at the rate of 1.327. In this way, the value of the Dutch guilder was linked to that of the Reichsmark. The new minister of Finance started by withdrawing the 100 guilder note in July 1945 and those holding notes were given a blocked bank credit. This note had been the subject of distrust anyway and many were held by war profiteers, on 25 September 1945 it was announced that as of the next day all banknotes were withdrawn and all bank credits frozen. All paper cash handed in gave rise to a credit on a bank account. For one week, until 2 October 1945 there was no paper money in the country with a single exception
5. Onno Ruding – Herman Onno Christiaan Rudolf Ruding is a former Dutch banker and politician. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal, from 1977 till 1980 Ruding was executive director of the International Monetary Fund. He was Minister of Finance from 1982 till 1989 and known for his budget cuts
6. Dirk Stikker – Dirk Uipko Stikker, GBE, GCVO was a Dutch banker, industrialist, politician, and diplomat. Born in Winschoten, he studied law at the University of Groningen, after his studies he began a career in the banking sector. In 1935, he director of Heineken International, the famous beer company. He held this post until 1948, in 1945, he was among the organizers of the Stichting van de Arbeid, thus helping to lay the foundation of post-war collective bargaining in the Netherlands. In 1964, Stikker was awarded a doctorate by Brown University. He died in Wassenaar in 1979, aged 82, Stikker entered politics in 1945, when he was elected to the Senate of the States General. On 23 March 1946, he co-founded the Partij van de Vrijheid, on 24 January 1948, the PvdV was absorbed by the Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie, which is as of 2004 the countrys most important Liberal party. Stikker was the VVDs first chairman, in 1948, Stikker became minister of foreign affairs in the first government led by Willem Drees, holding that position until 1951. After his party adopted a motion over the governments colonial policy in New Guinea, Stikker resigned on 23 January 1951. He returned to that position less than two months later, the Netherlands played an important role in the creation of NATO and the European Coal and Steel Community during Stikkers time in office as minister of foreign affairs. On 21 April 1961, he succeeded Paul-Henri Spaak, to become the third Secretary General of NATO and he resigned due to poor health on 1 August 1964. Political leaders of contemporary Western Europe, a biographical dictionary pp. 427-32, NATO Declassified - Dirk Stikker Sports career
7. Herman Wijffels – Herman Wijffels is a Dutch economist and politician for the CDA. From 1981 to 1999 he worked for the Rabobank ultimately as chairman of the board of directors, from 2006 to 2008 he was the Dutch representative at the World Bank, succeeding Ad Melkert. For the 2006-2007 Dutch cabinet formation, Wijffels was recommended by informateur Rein Jan Hoekstra to lead the negotiations between the CDA, PvdA and ChristianUnion, on 22 December 2006 Queen Beatrix appointed him as Hoekstras successor as informateur. He has been referred to as the best prime minister the Netherlands never had
8. Johan Witteveen – Hendrikus Johannes Johan Witteveen is a retired Dutch politician of the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy. Witteveen, a economist by occupation, worked for the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis as a analyst from 1945 until 1948 and he was a member of the Senate and the House of Representatives for the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy. He was Minister of Finance and managing director of the International Monetary Fund and he also wrote books on Universal Sufism and economics. Witteveen was born on 12 June 1921 in Zeist in the Netherlands and he is the son of architect Willem Gerrit Witteveen and Anna Maria Wibaut and the grandson of social democratic politician Floor Wibaut. He went to the secondary school Gymnasium Erasmianum in Rotterdam. He studied economics at the Netherlands School of Economics from 1939 to 1946 and he received his PhD in 1947 with the dissertation Loonhoogte en werkgelegenheid. His advisor was Nobel Prize laureate Jan Tinbergen, Witteveen worked as an economist at the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis under Jan Tinbergen and Fred Polak from 1947 until 1963. He is a member of the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy and he served as a Member of the Senate from 23 December 1958 until 5 June 1963 and as Member of the House of Representatives from 5 June 1963 until 24 July 1963. He then became Minister of Finance in the Cabinet Marijnen serving from 24 July 1963 until 14 April 1965 and he again returned to the Senate, serving from 8 June 1971 until 1 September 1973. Afterwards he became the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, from 1978 to 1985 he was the first chairman of the Washington-based economics body, the Group of Thirty. He has been member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts, Witteveen is married to Liesbeth de Vries Feijens. His son Willem Witteveen was also a politician, until he died on 17 July 2014 when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, Order of Orange-Nassau Commander Order of the Netherlands Lion Commander Media related to Johan Witteveen at Wikimedia Commons Official website
9. Gerrit Zalm – Gerrit Zalm is a Dutch banker and former politician of the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy. He served as Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister from 27 May 2003 until 22 February 2007 in the Cabinets Balkenende II and III and he served earlier as Minister of Finance in the Cabinets Kok I and II from 22 August 1994 until 22 July 2002. He served in this position for a year before becoming Minister of Finance. He was the longest serving Minister of Finance in the History of the Netherlands and has been responsible for reforms of the Economy of the Netherlands. Zalm retired from politics after the completion of the term of the Cabinet Balkenende III and he served as chief economist, then CFO, of DSB Bank in 2007–2008, and transferred to the newly nationalized ABN AMRO to become its CEO in February 2009. Following his graduation from school in Enkhuizen, Zalm began a study in economics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. In the same year he joined the Ministry of Finance, from 1983 he worked for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, where he eventually became a director. In 1988 he was appointed deputy director of the Centraal Planbureau, in 1989 he became director of this institute. In that capacity Zalm had, although not formally a politician, from 1990 he also gave lectures at the Vrije Universiteit. Between 22 August 1994 and 22 July 2002, Zalm, member of the liberal party Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy, was Minister of Finance in the first. On 27 May 2003 he started his term as Minister of Finance, in the second Balkenende administration. On 30 June 2006, he succeeded Laurens Jan Brinkhorst as Minister of Economic Affairs, ad interim, on 7 July 2006 Joop Wijn was appointed as the new Minister of Economic Affairs. On 26 November 2006, Zalm announced in the Sunday morning talk show Buitenhof that he would step down from politics and would probably seek employment in the private sector. He initially held the position of chief economist, but quickly became CFO of the bank after the Dutch central bank DNB had threatened to curtail DSBs financial autonomy. This new position came under scrutiny after Zalms previous employer DSB went bankrupt in 2009, Zalm is a fan of Pinball and during his second term as Minister of Finance he had a pinball machine in his department. He is a member of the Dutch Pinball Association. In 2004 he had a Cameo appearance in the movie Cool of Theo van Gogh, Netherlands Order of Oranje-Nassau Officer Commander Dr. G. Zalm