Johan Witteveen

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Johan Witteveen
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5th Managing Director of the IMF
In office
1 September 1973 – 18 June 1978
Preceded byPierre-Paul Schweitzer
Succeeded byJacques de Larosière
Member of the Senate
In office
8 June 1971 – 1 September 1973
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
5 April 1967 – 6 July 1971
Serving with Joop Bakker
Prime MinisterPiet de Jong
Preceded byJan de Quay
Barend Biesheuvel
Succeeded byRoelof Nelissen
Molly Geertsema
Minister of Finance
In office
5 April 1967 – 6 July 1971
Prime MinisterPiet de Jong
Preceded byJelle Zijlstra
Succeeded byRoelof Nelissen
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
21 September 1965 – 5 April 1967
Minister of Finance
In office
24 July 1963 – 14 April 1965
Prime MinisterVic Marijnen
Preceded byJelle Zijlstra
Succeeded byAnne Vondeling
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
5 June 1963 – 24 July 1963
Member of the Senate
In office
23 December 1958 – 5 June 1963
Personal details
Born
Hendrikus Johannes Witteveen

(1921-06-12)12 June 1921
Zeist, Netherlands
Died23 April 2019(2019-04-23) (aged 97)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for Freedom and Democracy
(from 1980)
Spouse(s)Liesbeth de Vries Feijens
Children4
ResidenceWassenaar, Netherlands
Alma materErasmus University Rotterdam (Master of Economics, Doctor of Philosophy)
OccupationPolitician
Economist
Professor
Author

Hendrikus Johannes "Johan" Witteveen (12 June 1921 – 23 April 2019) was a Dutch economist, retired politician and author. He was a member of the Senate (1958–63; 1971–73) and the House of Representatives (1963; 1965–67) for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy.[1]

He was Minister of Finance (1963–65; 1967–71) and managing director of the International Monetary Fund (1973–78). He also wrote books on Universal Sufism and economics.

He was the father of Willem Witteveen.

References[change | change source]

  1. (Dutch) Dr. H.J. (Johan) Witteveen, Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved on 19 July 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]

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