List of Ministers of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands

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

since 26 October 2017
Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Environment
Style His/Her Excellency
Member of Council of Ministers
Appointer Mark Rutte
as Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Formation 5 July 1799; 218 years ago (1799-07-05)
First holder Johannes Goldberg
(as Agent of National Economy)
Deputy Mona Keijzer
as Undersecretary for Economic Affairs and the Environment
Salary €144,000 (including €7,887.24 of expenses)
Website (in English) Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Environment
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The Minister of Economic Affairs and the Environment (Dutch: Minister van Economische Zaken en Klimaat) is the head of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Environment and a member of the Cabinet of the Netherlands. The current Minister of Economic Affairs and the Environment is Eric Wiebes.

List of Ministers of Economic Affairs[edit]

Minister of Commerce,
Industry and Shipping
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Johannes van den Broek Johannes van den Broek
(1896–1958)
8 January 1942 –
31 May 1944
[Res]
Independent Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy II)
Minister of Commerce,
Industry and Agriculture
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Johannes van den Broek Johannes van den Broek
(Minister of Finance)
(1882–1946)
31 May 1944 –
23 February 1945
[Ad interim]
Independent Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy II)
Hans Gispen Hans Gispen
(1905–1968)
23 February 1945 –
25 June 1945
Anti-Revolutionary Party Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy III)
Minister of Commerce
and Industry
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Hein Vos Hein Vos
(1903–1972)
25 June 1945 –
3 July 1946
Social Democratic
Workers' Party
Willem Schermerhorn
(Schermerhorn-Drees)
Labour Party
Minister of Economic Affairs Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Gerardus Huysmans Dr.
Gerardus Huysmans
(1902–1948)
3 July 1946 –
14 January 1948
[Res]
Catholic People's Party Louis Beel
(Beel I)
Sicco Mansholt Sicco Mansholt
(Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)
(1908–1995)
14 January 1948 –
21 January 1948
[Ad interim]
Labour Party
Jan van den Brink Dr.
Jan van den Brink
(1915–2006)
21 January 1948 –
2 September 1952
Catholic People's Party Louis Beel
(Beel I)
Willem Drees
(Drees-Van SchaikDrees I)
Jelle Zijlstra Dr.
Jelle Zijlstra
(also Minister of Finance 1958–1959)
(1918–2001)
2 September 1952 –
19 May 1959
Anti-Revolutionary Party Willem Drees
(Drees IIIII)
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
Jan de Pous Jan de Pous
(1920–1996)
19 May 1959 –
24 July 1963
Christian Historical Union Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
Koos Andriessen Dr.
Koos Andriessen
(born 1928)
24 July 1963 –
14 April 1965
Christian Historical Union Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
Joop den Uyl Joop den Uyl
(1919–1987)
14 April 1965 –
22 November 1966
Labour Party Jo Cals
(Cals)
Joop Bakker Joop Bakker
(1921–2003)
22 November 1966 –
5 April 1967
Anti-Revolutionary Party Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
Leo de Block Leo de Block
(1904–1988)
5 April 1967 –
7 January 1970
[Res]
Catholic People's Party Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
Johan Witteveen 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 Roelof Nelissen
(born 1931)
14 January 1970 –
6 July 1971
Catholic People's Party
Harry Langman Harrie Langman
(1931–2016)
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III)
Ruud Lubbers Ruud Lubbers
(born 1939)
11 May 1973 –
19 December 1977
Catholic People's Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
Gijs van Aardenne Gijs van Aardenne
(1930–1995)
19 December 1977 –
11 September 1981
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
Jan Terlouw Dr.
Jan Terlouw
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1931)
11 September 1981 –
4 November 1982
Democrats 66 Dries van Agt
(Van Agt IIIII)
Gijs van Aardenne 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)
Rudolf de Korte 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)
Koos Andriessen Dr.
Koos Andriessen
(born 1928)
7 November 1989 –
22 August 1994
Christian Democratic Appeal Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
Hans Wijers Dr.
Hans Wijers
(born 1951)
22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
Democrats 66 Wim Kok
(Kok I)
Annemarie Jorritsma Annemarie Jorritsma
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1950)
3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok II)
Herman Heinsbroek Herman Heinsbroek
(born 1951)
22 July 2002 –
16 October 2002
[Res]
Pim Fortuyn List Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende I)
Hans Hoogervorst Hans Hoogervorst
(also Minister of Finance)
(born 1956)
16 October 2002 –
27 May 2003
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
(Deputy Prime Minister 2005–2006)
(born 1937)
27 May 2003 –
3 July 2006
[Res]
Democrats 66 Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende II)
Gerrit Zalm 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 Joop Wijn
(born 1969)
7 July 2006 –
22 February 2007
Christian Democratic Appeal Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende III)
Maria van der Hoeven Maria van der Hoeven
(born 1949)
22 February 2007 –
14 October 2010
Christian Democratic Appeal Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IV)
Minister of Economic Affairs,
Agriculture and Innovation
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Maxime Verhagen Maxime Verhagen
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1956)
14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
Minister of Economic Affairs Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Henk Kamp Henk Kamp
(born 1952)
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
Minister of Economic Affairs
and the Environment
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Eric Wiebes Eric Wiebes
(born 1963)
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
Res Resigned.
Ad interim Ad interim.

Living former Ministers of Economic Affairs[edit]

Minister of Economic Affairs Term Age
Koos Andriessen 1963–1965
1989–1994
(1928-07-25) 25 July 1928 (age 89)
Johan Witteveen 1970 (1921-06-12) 12 June 1921 (age 96)
Roelof Nelissen 1970–1971 (1931-04-04) 4 April 1931 (age 86)
Ruud Lubbers 1973–1977 (1939-05-07) 7 May 1939 (age 78)
Jan Terlouw 1981–1982 (1931-11-15) 15 November 1931 (age 86)
Rudolf de Korte 1986–1989 (1936-07-08) 8 July 1936 (age 81)
Hans Wijers 1994–1998 (1951-01-11) 11 January 1951 (age 66)
Annemarie Jorritsma 1998–2002 (1950-06-01) 1 June 1950 (age 67)
Herman Heinsbroek 2002 (1951-01-12) 12 January 1951 (age 66)
Hans Hoogervorst 2002–2003 (1956-04-19) 19 April 1956 (age 61)
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst 2003–2006 (1937-03-18) 18 March 1937 (age 80)
Gerrit Zalm 2006 (1952-05-06) 6 May 1952 (age 65)
Joop Wijn 2006–2007 (1969-05-20) 20 May 1969 (age 48)
Maria van der Hoeven 2007–2010 (1949-09-13) 13 September 1949 (age 68)
Maxime Verhagen 2010–2012 (1956-09-14) 14 September 1956 (age 61)
Henk Kamp 2012–2017 (1952-07-23) 23 July 1952 (age 65)

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