Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Eurogroup

Jeroen Dijsselbloem (full name Jeroen René Victor Anton Dijsselbloem) was elected Eurogroup President for a second term on 13 July 2015 by the euro area finance ministers. He was elected Eurogroup President for the first time on 21 January 2013. J.Dijsselbloem is the second person to hold the post since the Eurogroup was founded.

Dijsselbloem is also currently Minister for Finance of the Netherlands. Since February 2013 he has also served as Chair of the Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism.  

An experienced economist and politician, Dijsselbloem has served in a number of government positions, including as an advisor to the Dutch Minister for Agriculture (1996-1998). He also worked as a policy officer for the Dutch Labour party (PvdA) (1993-1996)  and was a member of Wageningen Municipal Council (1994-1997). From 2000 to 2012 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands.  

Dijsselbloem studied business and agricultural economics at Wageningen University (1985-1991). He was born in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) on 29 March 1966. He currently lives in Wageningen with his partner and 2 children.

Career

2013
President of the Eurogroup

2012
Minister of Finance of the Netherlands

2007-2008
Chair of the parliamentary investigation committee on educational reform

2000-2012
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands

1998-2000
Deputy Head of the Advisory Section at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries of the Netherlands

1996-1998
Advisor to the Dutch Minister for Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries

1994-1997
Member of Wageningen Municipal Council

1993-1996
Policy Officer in the area of spatial planning (including the environment, agriculture and nature) with the staff of the parliamentary Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) in The Hague

1992-1992
Assistant to the PvdA members of the European Parliament in Brussels

Education 

1991-
Business economics research towards a master's degree, University College Cork, Ireland

1985-1991
Degree in agricultural economics, Wageningen University (majors: business economics, agricultural policy and social and economic history)