|Prime Minister Wim Kok|
Name Gerrit Ybema
Succeeded by Joop Wijn
Political party Democrats 66
Party Democrats 66
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.
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.