Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Full name: Karin Hildur Ollongren
Place and date of birth: Leiden, 28 May 1967
Place of residence: Amsterdam
Civil status: married, two children
History, University of Amsterdam
Course in International Relations, Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’, The Hague
École Nationale d’Administration, Paris
Kajsa Ollongren began her career at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. She became the Director of the European Integration and Strategy Department in 2001 and Deputy Director-General for Economic Policy in 2005. Ms Ollongren was appointed Deputy Secretary-General at the Ministry of General Affairs in 2007 and Secretary-General in 2011.
In 2014 Ms Ollongren became deputy mayor of Amsterdam and a member of the municipal executive for Democrats ’66 (D66) with responsibility for economic affairs, Schiphol airport, the Port of Amsterdam, monuments, culture and the arts, local media, municipal shareholdings and the city centre.
On 26 October 2017 Kajsa Ollongren was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in the third Rutte government.
Party political positions and outside activities
Kajsa Ollongren was a candidate for D66 in the 2006 parliamentary elections.
She has also been a member of the advisory boards of the international bachelor programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), and the Marker Wadden nature restoration project carried out by the Dutch Society for Nature Conservation and Rijkswaterstaat. She was also a board member of the Els Borst Network which supports and empowers women.