Ed Nijpels

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His Excellency
Ed Nijpels
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Ed Nijpels in 1982
Member of the Social and
Economic Council
Assumed office
15 August 2014
Queen's Commissioner of Friesland
In office
1 January 1999 – 1 May 2008
MonarchBeatrix
Preceded byLoek Hermans
Succeeded byJohn Jorritsma
Mayor of Breda
In office
1 April 1990 – 1 July 1995
Preceded byFrans Feij
Succeeded byChris Rutten
Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment
In office
14 July 1986 – 7 November 1989
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byPieter Winsemius
Succeeded byHans Alders
Leader of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy
In office
20 April 1982 – 9 July 1986
Preceded byHans Wiegel
Succeeded byRudolf de Korte
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
20 April 1982 – 9 July 1986
Preceded byHans Wiegel
Succeeded byJoris Voorhoeve
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
14 September 1989 – 4 April 1990
In office
8 June 1977 – 14 July 1986
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Personal details
BornEduardus Hermannus Theresia Maria Nijpels
(1950-04-01) 1 April 1950 (age 68)
Den Helder, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 1968)
Spouse(s)
Ingrid Pieters
(m. 1983; div. 1995)

Elsbeth Janmaat (m. 1997)
ChildrenDuco Nijpels (born 1988)
Boyan Nijpels (born 1990)
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Alma materUtrecht University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Jurisprudence)
OccupationPolitician · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Lobbyist · Teacher

Eduardus Hermannus Theresia Maria "Ed" Nijpels (born 1 April 1950) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

Nijpels held many political positions. He was Chairman of the Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy (JOVD), a councillor in Bergen op Zoom, an MP from 1977 to 1986 and from 1989 to 1990, VVD Party leader from 1982 to 1986, Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment from 1986 to 1989, mayor of Breda from 1990 to 1995, and Queen's Commissioner from Friesland from 1999 to 2008.

Nijpels also held many other positions. Among others he was a member of the supervisory board of former DSB Bank from 2004 to 2009 and Chairman of pension fund ABP from 2009 to 2010. Currently he is Chairman of NLingenieurs and a member of the board of employers' federation VNO-NCW.

Nijpels is a big fan of Spike and Suzy and has a great collection of these Flemish comics.[1]

Decorations[edit]

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 20 November 1989
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Commander BAR.png Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 20 May 2008
Party political offices
Preceded by
Hans Wiegel
Leader of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy

1982–1986
Succeeded by
Rudolf de Korte
Parliamentary leader of the
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the House of Representatives

1982–1986
Succeeded by
Joris Voorhoeve
Civic offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Director of the Occupational
Health Service Agency

1995–1999
Succeeded by
Unknown
Political offices
Preceded by
Pieter Winsemius
Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment

1986–1989
Succeeded by
Hans Alders
Preceded by
Frans Feij
Mayor of Breda
1990–1995
Succeeded by
Chris Rutten
Preceded by
Loek Hermans
Queen's Commissioner of Friesland
1999–2008
Succeeded by
John Jorritsma
Business positions
New creation Chairman of the Engineering association
2008–2014
Succeeded by
Johan van den Elzen
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairman of Stichting
Pensioenfonds ABP

2009–2010
Succeeded by
Unknown
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Unknown
President of the Netherlands
World Wide Fund for Nature

1990–1999
Succeeded by
Hans Wijers
  1. ^ 'Friese Suske en Wiske', De Telegraaf, December 12, 2007