Melanie Schultz van Haegen

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Melanie Schultz van Haegen
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Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment
In office
14 October 2010 – 26 October 2017
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Camiel Eurlings (V&W)
Tineke Huizinga (VROM)
Succeeded by Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
Undersecretary for Transport, Public Works and Water Management
In office
22 July 2002 – 22 February 2007
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Monique de Vries
Succeeded by Tineke Huizinga
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
30 January 2003 – 27 May 2003
Personal details
Born Melanie Henriëtte Maas Geesteranus
(1970-06-28) 28 June 1970 (age 47)
Laag-Soeren, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Spouse(s) Harro Schultz van Haegen (m. 1997)
Children 1 son and 1 daughter
Residence Leiden, Netherlands
Alma mater Leiden University
(Bachelor of Public Administration)
Erasmus University Rotterdam (Master of Public Administration)
Occupation Politician
Corporate director
Website Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment

Melanie Henriëtte Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus (born 28 June 1970) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). She served as the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Cabinets Rutte I and II from 14 October 2010 to 26 October 2017.[1]

She previously served as Undersecretary for Transport, Public Works and Water Management from 22 July 2002 until 22 February 2007 in the Cabinets Balkenende I, II and III. She had a short stint as a Member of the House of Representatives from 30 January 2003 until 27 May 2003 following the Dutch general election of 2003.

She retired from politics after the completion of her term as Undersecretary on 22 February 2007 and became a corporate director at the financial services company Achmea.

After the Dutch general election of 2010 the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy became the largest party in House of Representatives, and after the following cabinet formation Formateur Mark Rutte asked Schultz van Haegen as the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Cabinet Rutte I. She retained her position after the Dutch general election of 2012 and the cabinet formation in the Cabinet Rutte II.[2][3]

Decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Schultz heeft zin om terug te keren, Telegraaf, 8 October 2010
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Rutte II: 'alle namen van het nieuwe kabinet', RTL, 25 October 2012
  3. ^ (in Dutch) De bewindspersonen van het tweede kabinet-Rutte, NOS, 29 October 2012

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Political offices
Preceded by
Monique de Vries
Undersecretary for Transport, Public Works
and Water Management

2003–2007
Succeeded by
Tineke Huizinga
Preceded by
Camiel Eurlings
as Minister of Transport, Public Works
and Water Management
Minister of Infrastructure and the
Environment

2010–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Tineke Huizinga
as Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning
and the Environment