Wopke Hoekstra

Dutch politician

Wopke Bastiaan Hoekstra (born 30 September 1975) is a Dutch politician and former consultant. He is party leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).

Wopke Hoekstra
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Second Deputy Prime Minister
Assumed office
10 January 2022
Serving with Sigrid Kaag
and Carola Schouten
Preceded byKajsa Ollongren
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
10 January 2022
Preceded byBen Knapen
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
31 March 2021 – 10 January 2022
Parliamentary group leader
In office
18 March 2021 – 10 January 2022
Preceded byPieter Heerma
Succeeded byPieter Heerma
Party leader
Assumed office
11 December 2020
Preceded byHugo de Jonge
Minister of Finance
In office
26 October 2017 – 10 January 2022
Preceded byJeroen Dijsselbloem
Succeeded bySigrid Kaag
Member of the Senate
In office
7 June 2011 – 25 October 2017
Personal details
Born
Wopke Bastiaan Hoekstra

(1975-09-30) 30 September 1975 (age 46)
Bennekom, Gelderland, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal (CDA)
ResidenceBussum, North Holland, Netherlands
Alma materLeiden University, INSEAD
Websitewww.parlement.com

Hoekstra studied law at Leiden University and obtained an MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore. He worked at Shell and McKinsey & Company.

From 2011 to 2017 he was a member of the Senate. From 2017 to 2022 he was finance minister in the Third Rutte cabinet, as successor of Jeroen Dijsselbloem. He has been foreign minister and also second deputy prime minister in the Fourth Rutte cabinet since January 2022.

As successor of Hugo de Jonge, Hoekstra has been leading the CDA party since December 2020, and was therefore heading the CDA list for the general elections of 2021.

Wopke Hoekstra was born in Bennekom and is a Remonstrant. With his wife he has four children; they live in Bussum.

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