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Loek Hermans

Loek Hermans
Loek Hermans 1986.jpg
Loek Hermans in 1986
Parliamentary leader in the Senate
In office
22 February 2011 – 3 November 2015
Preceded byFred de Graaf
Succeeded byHelmi Huijbregts-Schiedon
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Member of the Senate
In office
12 June 2007 – 3 November 2015
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Member of the Social and
Economic Council
In office
1 July 2003 – 1 February 2011
Chairman
Minister of Education,
Culture and Science
In office
3 August 1998 – 22 July 2002
Prime MinisterWim Kok
Preceded byJo Ritzen
Succeeded byMaria van der Hoeven
Queen's Commissioner of Friesland
In office
25 April 1994 – 3 August 1998
MonarchBeatrix
Preceded byHans Wiegel
Succeeded byEd Nijpels
Mayor of Zwolle
In office
16 September 1990 – 25 April 1994
Preceded byGauke Loopstra
Succeeded byJan Franssen
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 May 2002 – 25 July 2002
In office
8 June 1977 – 24 September 1990
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Personal details
Born
Louis Marie Lucien Henri Alphonse Hermans

(1951-04-23) 23 April 1951 (age 68)
Heerlen, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 1969)
Spouse(s)
Edith van Dijk
(m. 1979; her death 2014)
ChildrenSophie Hermans
(born 1981)
Caroliene Hermans
(born 1983)
2 other daughters
ResidenceBeetsterzwaag, Netherlands
Alma materRadboud University Nijmegen
(Bachelor of Public Administration, Master of Public Administration)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Businessman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Trade association executive · Media administrator · Academic administrator · Sport administrator · Lobbyist · Teacher

Louis Marie Lucien Henri Alphonse "Loek" Hermans (born 23 April 1951) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businessman.

Hermans attended a Gymnasium in Kerkrade from April 1964 until May 1970 and applied at the Radboud University Nijmegen in June 1970 majoring in Public administration obtaining an Bachelor of Public Administration degree in July 1972 before graduating with an Master of Public Administration degree in July 1976. Hermans worked as a civics teacher in Arnhem from August 1972 until July 1976. Hermans served on the Municipal Council of Nijmegen from 3 September 1974 until 5 September 1978.

Hermans was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election of 1977, taking office on 8 June 1977 serving as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Civil service and Public administration. In September 1990 Hermans was nominated as Mayor of Zwolle, he was installed as Mayor on 16 September 1990 and resigned as a Member of the House of Representatives on 24 September 1990. In April 1994 Hermans was nominated as the next Queen's Commissioner of Friesland, he resigned as Mayor the same day he was installed as Queen's Commissioner, taking office on 25 April 1994. After the election of 1998 Hermans was appointed as Minister of Education, Culture and Science in the Cabinet Kok II, taking office on 3 August 1998. The Cabinet Kok II resigned on 16 April 2002 following the conclusions of the NIOD report into the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian War and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity. After the election of 2002 Hermans returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 23 May 2002. Following the cabinet formation of 2002 Hermans was not giving a cabinet post in the new cabinet, the Cabinet Kok II was replaced by the Cabinet Balkenende I on 22 July 2002 and he continued to serve in the House of Representatives until his resignation on 22 July 2002.

Hermans semi-retired from national politics and became active in the private sector and public sector and occupied numerous seats as a corporate director and nonprofit director on several boards of directors and supervisory boards (Vestia, Public Pension Funds PFZW, Heeren Zeventien Friesland association and CARE) and served on several state commissions and councils on behalf of the government (Central Asylum Seekers Authority, Probation Agency, National Archives and the Social and Economic Council). Hermans also worked as a trade association executive for the Entrepreneurs association serving as Chairman of the Executive Board from 1 July 2003 until 9 February 2011 and for the Publishers association serving as Chairman of the Executive Board from 10 December 2002 until 1 November 2012. Hermans also worked as media administrator for the public broadcaster WNL serving as Chairman of the Supervisory board from 16 February 2009 until 15 April 2013 and as a sport administrator for SC Heerenveen and as a academic administrator for the Radboud University Nijmegen serving as Chairman of the Education board since 1 May 2008. Hermans was elected as a Member of the Senate after the Senate election of 2007, taking office on 12 June 2007 serving as a frontbencher chairing the parliamentary committee for the Interior and the parliamentary committee for Constitutional Affairs and spokesperson for Royal House affairs. Hermans was selected as Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the Senate following the appointment of Uri Rosenthal as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet Rutte I, taking office on 22 February 2011. On 3 November 2015 Hermans resigned after a judicial verdict of mismanagement at Meavita, a health care organisation where Hermans served as Chairman of the Supervisory board when the organisation went bankrupt in 2009.[1]

Decorations

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 28 April 1989
BEL Order of Leopold II - Grand Officer BAR.png Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II Belgium 12 May 1999
OESSG Cavaliere BAR.jpg Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre Holy See 1 November 1999
GER Bundesverdienstkreuz 5 GrVK Stern.svg Knight Commander of the Order of Merit Germany 1 February 2001
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Officer BAR.png Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 10 December 2002

References

  1. ^ "Hermans treedt na Meavita-debacle af als senator VVD". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). 2 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links

Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Gijs van Aardenne
Deputy Leader of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy

1986–1990
With: Rudolf de Korte (1986–1989)
Succeeded by
Hans Dijkstal
Preceded by
Fred de Graaf
Parliamentary leader of the
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the Senate

2011–2015
Succeeded by
Helmi Huijbregts-Schiedon
Political offices
Preceded by
Gauke Loopstra
Mayor of Zwolle
1994–1998
Succeeded by
Jan Franssen
Preceded by
Hans Wiegel
Queen's Commissioner of Friesland
1994–1998
Succeeded by
Ed Nijpels
Preceded by
Jo Ritzen
Minister of Education,
Culture and Science

1998–2002
Succeeded by
Maria van der Hoeven
Civic offices
Preceded by
Aad Kosto
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
Probation Agency

2003–2007
Succeeded by
Ed Nijpels
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
Central Asylum Seekers Authority

2006–20111
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
National Archives

2008–2016
Succeeded by
Unknown
Business positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairman of the
Executive Board of the
Publishers association

2002–2012
Succeeded by
Wiet de Bruijn
Preceded by
Hans de Boer
Chairman of the
Executive Board of the
Entrepreneurs association

2003–2011
Succeeded by
Hans Biesheuvel
Media offices
Preceded by
Office established
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of WNL

2009–2013
Succeeded by
Bas Eenhoorn
Academic offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairman of the
Education board of the
Radboud University Nijmegen

2008–present
Incumbent

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