On 26 October 2017, Mr Wopke HOEKSTRA was appointed as Minister of Finance.

He also becomes EIB Governor for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, succeeding Mr Jeroen DIJSSELBLOEM.

From 2011, Mr HOEKSTRA combined his role at McKinsey with membership of the Senate of the State’s General. He was deputy leader of the Christian Democratic Alliance (CDA) in the Senate and a member of the Senate Committees for Finance, Security & Justice, Social Affairs & Employment, and Foreign Affairs, Defence & Development Cooperation.

In 2006, Mr HOEKSTRA joined the consultancy firm Kinsey & Company. Previously, Mr HOEKSTRA has also held various commercial positions at Shell in Berlin, Hamburg and Rotterdam.

Mr HOEKSTRA studied Law and History in the Leiden University and he holds a MBA from the INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore.