Melanie Schultz van Haegen

Melanie Schultz van Haegen
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Melanie Schultz van Haegen in 2013
Minister of Infrastructure
and the Environment
In office
14 October 2010 – 26 October 2017
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Camiel Eurlings
as Minister of Transport and
Water Management

Tineke Huizinga
as Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment
Succeeded by Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
as Minister of Infrastructure
and Water Management
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
30 January 2003 – 27 May 2003
Parliamentary group People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
State Secretary for Transport
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
Personal details
Born
Melanie Henriëtte Maas Geesteranus

(1970-06-28) 28 June 1970 (age 50)
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 · Civil servant · Management consultant · Businesswoman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director

Melanie Henriëtte Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus (born 28 June 1970) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businesswoman.

Schultz van Haegen attended a Gymnasium in Lisse from May 1982 until June 1988 and applied at the Leiden University in June 1988 majoring in Public administration obtaining an Bachelor of Public Administration degree in July 1990 before transferring to the Erasmus University Rotterdam and graduating with an Master of Public Administration degree in July 1994. Schultz van Haegen served on the Municipal Council of Leiden from May 1994 until June 1999 and served as an Alderperson in Leiden from June 1999 until July 2002. Schultz van Haegen worked as a management consultant for B&A Group in The Hague from January 1995 until April 1997 and as a civil servant for the department of Budgetary Affairs of the Ministry of Finance from April 1997 until June 1999.

After the election of 2002 Schultz van Haegen was appointed as State Secretary for Transport and Water Management in the Cabinet Balkenende I, taking office on 22 July 2002. The Cabinet Balkenende I fell just four months later on 16 October 2002 and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity. Schultz van Haegen was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election of 2003, taking office on 30 January 2003. Following the cabinet formation of 2003 Schultz van Haegen continued as State Secretary for Transport and Water Management in the Cabinet Balkenende II, taking office on 27 May 2003. The Cabinet Balkenende II fell on 30 June 2006 and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity until the first cabinet formation of 2006 when it was replaced by the caretaker Cabinet Balkenende III with Schultz van Haegen remaining as State Secretary for Transport and Water Management, taking office on 7 July 2006. On 9 August 2006 Schultz van Haegen announced her retirement from national politics and that she wouldn't stand for the election of 2006. The Cabinet Balkenende III was replaced by the Cabinet Balkenende IV following the second cabinet formation of 2006 on 22 February 2007.

Schultz van Haegen retired from national politics and became active in the private sector and public sector and occupied numerous seats as a corporate director and nonprofit director on several boards of directors and supervisory boards (Achmea, Institute for Sound and Vision and the World Population Foundation). After the election of 2010 Schultz van Haegen was appointed as Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Cabinet Rutte I, taking office 14 October 2010. The Cabinet Rutte I fell on 23 April 2012 and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity. In April 2012 Schultz van Haegen announced that she wouldn't stand for the election of 2012. Following the cabinet formation of 2012 Schultz van Haegen remained as Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Cabinet Rutte II, taking office on 5 November 2012. On 6 May 2016 Schultz van Haegen announced her retirement from national politics for a second time and that she wouldn't stand for the election of 2017. Following the cabinet formation of 2017 Schultz van Haegen per his own request asked not to be considered for a cabinet post in the new cabinet, the Cabinet Rutte II was replaced by the Cabinet Rutte III on 26 October 2017.[1][2][3]

Schultz van Haegen retired from national politics and returned to the private sector and public sector, in March 2018 Schultz van Haegen was named as Chief executive officer (CEO) and Chairwoman of the Board of directors of the Porticus Foundation, serving since 1 April 2018.

Decorations

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
Order of Orange-Nassau ribbon - Officer.svg Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 14 February 2018 Elevated from Knight (11 April 2007)

References

  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.

External links

Official
Political offices
Preceded by
Monique de Vries
State Secretary for Transport
and Water Management

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

2010–2017
Succeeded by
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
as Minister of Infrastructure
and Water Management
Preceded by
Tineke Huizinga
as Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairwoman of the
Supervisory board of the
Veer Foundation

2005–2008
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Ed Nijpels
Chairwoman of the
Supervisory board of the
Institute for Sound and Vision

2007–2010
Succeeded by
Guusje ter Horst
Preceded by
Bram Peper
Chairwoman of the
Supervisory board of the
World Population Foundation

2008–2010
Succeeded by
Jet Bussemaker
Preceded by
George Kabalt
CEO and Chairwoman of the
Board of directors of the
Porticus Foundation

2018–present
Incumbent

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