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Gerrit Ybema

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Prime Minister  Wim Kok
Name  Gerrit Ybema
Succeeded by  Joop Wijn
Political party  Democrats 66
Party  Democrats 66
Nationality  Dutch
Full Name  Gerrit Ybema
Role  Dutch Politician

Preceded by  Anneke van Dok-van Weele
Born  October 29, 1945 Schettens, Netherlands (1945-10-29)
Spouse(s)  Johanna Henderika Andela (until 1974) Jelske Hekstra (until 2012)
Alma mater  University of Groningen (M.Sc. in Economics)
Died  February 15, 2012, Uitwellingerga, Netherlands

Education  University of Groningen

Gerrit Ybema (29 October 1945 – 15 February 2012) was a Dutch politician in the Democrats 66 (D66) party. He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 14 September 1989 to 3 August 1998, when he became State Secretary for Economic Affairs in the Second Kok cabinet, serving until July 22, 2002.


Born in Schettens, Ybema studied economics at University of Groningen. He graduated cum laude in 1977. After working at Enschede municipality, he moved to Friesland province in 1986 to become advisor to its Gedeputeerde Staten.

He was member of political party Democraten 66 and was elected to the municipal council of Leeuwarden. In 1989 he was elected to the House of Representatives. In his latter years, Ybema owned a consultancy company named Ybema Economy Solutions.

Personal life

Ybema was married and lived in the Frisian village Uitwellingerga. He had three children with his first wife. His second wife had two children out of her first marriage.


  • Order of Oranje-Nassau
  • Knight (December 10, 2002)
  • References

    Gerrit Ybema Wikipedia