Gert-Jan Segers

Dutch political scientist and politician

Gert-Jan Maarten Segers (born 9 July 1969 in Lisse) is a Dutch writer and politician of the ChristianUnion (CU). He has been political leader since 2015.

Gert-Jan Segers
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Party leader
Assumed office
10 November 2015
Preceded byArie Slob
Parliamentary group leader
Assumed office
10 November 2015
Preceded byArie Slob
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
20 September 2012
Personal details
Gert Jan Maarten Segers

(1969-07-09) 9 July 1969 (age 52)
Lisse, South Holland, Netherlands
Political partyChristianUnion (CU)
Reformatory Political Federation (RPF) (-2001)
ResidenceHoogland, Utrecht, Netherlands
Alma materLeiden University,
Johns Hopkins University

He has been a member of the Second Chamber since 2012 and a parliamentary leader since 2015.

Segers studied political science at Leiden University. He worked as an assistant to the RPF [1] parliamentary group and briefly as a radio journalist at the Dutch Evangelical Broadcasting (EO). Successively he was a missionary in Egypt for seven years, whereafter he obtained a masters in Western-Islam relations and the Middle East at the Johns Hopkins University. Afterwards he headed the scientific institute of the ChristianUnion.

Segers has written several novels and non-fiction books, and is also a columnist of the Dutch Protestant newspaper Nederlands Dagblad.

He is a Reformed Christian.


  1. The Reformatory Political Federation (RPF) is one of the predecessors of the ChristianUnion.

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