Mr. Jan Kees de Jager Minister of Finance - The Netherlands
Finance Special - Keynote Speech
Finance Landscape & Challenges
About Mr. Jan Kees de Jager
Jan Cornelis (Jan Kees) de Jager was born in Kapelle on 10 February 1969. After completing his secondary education he studied business administration at Nyenrode University, obtaining his bachelor's degree in 1990. He continued his studies at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, where he graduated in sociology & economics and business economics in 1994 and in Dutch law in 1996.
In 1992 Mr De Jager was co-founder of Spectra Vision BV and was director, managing director and/or main shareholder of that company, its subsidiaries (from 2004) and ISM BV (from 1997). Since 2004 these businesses have operated under a joint name, ISM eCompany.
Mr De Jager has been a member of the board of the policy institute of the Christian Democratic Alliance (CDA), member and treasurer of the CDA executive board, deputy secretary general of the young people's organisation Youth of the European People's Party, member of the national innovation platform, chair of the NGN association (a forum for ICT professionals), member of the advisory board of the Centres for Work and Income and board member of ICT~Office, the organisation of IT, telecom, office and internet companies in the Netherlands.
On 22 February 2007 Mr de Jager was appointed State Secretary for Finance in the fourth Balkenende government. On 23 February 2010 Mr de Jager was appointed Minister of Finance in the outgoing fourth Balkenende government.