Stef Blok

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Stef Blok
Stef Blok 2013 03.jpg
Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector of the Netherlands
Assumed office
5 November 2012
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by New office
Minister of Security and Justice of the Netherlands
In office
10 March 2015 – 20 March 2015
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Ivo Opstelten
Succeeded by Ard van der Steur
Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the House of Representatives
In office
8 October 2010 – 20 September 2012
Preceded by Mark Rutte
Succeeded by Mark Rutte
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
3 September 2002 – 5 November 2012
In office
25 August 1998 – 23 May 2002
Personal details
Born Stephanus Abraham Blok
(1964-12-10) 10 December 1964 (age 57)
Emmeloord, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (since 1988)
Children 1 son
Residence Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Groningen (Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration)
Occupation Politician
Accountant
Credit broker
Website Government.nl

Stephanus Abraham "Stef" Blok (born 10 December 1964) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He is the Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector in the Cabinet Rutte II since 5 November 2012.

Blok previously served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 25 August 1998 until 23 May 2002, and again from 3 September 2002 until 5 November 2012. He became the Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the House of Representatives on 14 October 2012 after Mark Rutte became Prime Minister. Blok served as Minister of Security and Justice after the resignation of Ivo Opstelten from 10 March 2015 until 20 March 2015.[1][2]

Biography

Early life

Stephanus Abraham Blok was born on 10 December 1964 in Emmeloord , nowadays located in the Netherlands Province of Flevoland. After attending Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden he studied Administration of business at the University of Groningen from 1977 until 1983 and graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree. Blok worked for ABN AMRO from 1989 until 1998.

He was a member of the municipal council of Nieuwkoop from 1994 to 1998.

Politics

References

  1. (Dutch) Minister Blok neemt Veiligheid en Justitie er even bij, NU.nl, 10 March 2015
  2. (Dutch) Stef Blok fractievoorzitter VVD, RTLNieuws, 6 October 2010

External links

Party political offices
Preceded by
Mark Rutte
Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands

2010–2012
Succeeded by
Mark Rutte
Political offices
New office Minister for Housing and the Central
Government Sector of the Netherlands

2012–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ivo Opstelten
Minister of Security and Justice of the Netherlands
2015
Succeeded by
Ard van der Steur