Wopke Hoekstra

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Wopke Hoekstra
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Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
31 March 2021
Parliamentary group leader
Assumed office
18 March 2021
Preceded byPieter Heerma
Party leader
Assumed office
11 December 2020
Preceded byHugo de Jonge
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Preceded byJeroen Dijsselbloem
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

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

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. On 26 October 2017 he succeeded Jeroen Dijsselbloem as finance minister in the Third Rutte cabinet.

Succeeding Hugo de Jonge, Hoekstra has been leading the CDA party since 11 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 fiancé he has four children; they live in Bussum.

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