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Eric Wiebes

Eric Derk Wiebes (born March 12, 1963 in Delft) is a Dutch politician. He is a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

He has been minister of Economic Affairs and Environment in the Third Rutte cabinet since October 26, 2017.

Wiebes studied mechanical engineering at Delft University of Technology, and obtained a Master of Business Administration at INSEAD.

He worked at Royal Dutch Shell, McKinsey & Company, OC&C Strategy Consultants, and at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

He was an alderman of Amsterdam from 2010 to 2014, and deputy minister of Finance in the Second Rutte cabinet from 2014 to 2017.