Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

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Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
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11th Secretary General of NATO
In office
1 January 2004 – 1 August 2009
Preceded byAlessandro Minuto-Rizzo (Acting)
Succeeded byAnders Fogh Rasmussen
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
22 July 2002 – 3 December 2003
Prime MinisterJan Peter Balkenende
Preceded byJozias van Aartsen
Succeeded byBen Bot
Leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal
In office
27 March 1997 – 1 October 2001
Preceded byEnneüs Heerma
Succeeded byJan Peter Balkenende
Leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal in the House of Representatives
In office
27 March 1997 – 1 October 2001
Preceded byEnneüs Heerma
Succeeded byJan Peter Balkenende
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
3 June 1986 – 23 May 2002
Personal details
Born
Jakob Gijsbert de Hoop Scheffer

(1948-04-03) 3 April 1948 (age 72)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Political partyDemocrats 66 (Before 1982)
Christian Democratic Appeal (1982–present)
Spouse(s)Jeannine de Hoop Scheffer
Children2
Alma materLeiden University

Jakob Gijsbert "Jaap" de Hoop Scheffer ([ˈjaːb də ˈɦoːp ˈsxɛfər]  ( listen);[1] born 3 April 1948) is a retired Dutch politician and diplomat. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He served as the 11th Secretary General of NATO from 5 January 2004 until 1 August 2009.[2]

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