Ab Klink

Abraham "Ab" Klink (born 2 November 1958) is a retired Dutch politician of Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and sociologist. He is a corporate director of the VGZ Cooperative since 1 January 2014 and a professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for Healthcare, Labor and Political Guidance since 1 January 2011.[1]

Ab Klink
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Ab Klink in 2007
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
17 June 2010 – 7 September 2010
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Minister of Health,
Welfare and Sport
In office
22 February 2007 – 14 October 2010
Prime MinisterJan Peter Balkenende
Preceded byHans Hoogervorst
Succeeded byEdith Schippers
Member of the Senate
In office
10 June 2003 – 22 February 2007
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Personal details
Abraham Klink

(1958-11-02) 2 November 1958 (age 62)
Stellendam, Netherlands
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1983)
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Alma materErasmus University Rotterdam
(Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science
Leiden University
(Doctor of Philosophy)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Jurist · Sociologist · Researcher · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Author · Professor


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
  Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 3 December 2010 Elevated from Knight (30 April 2004)


  1. ^ "Buma hoeft Ab Klink niet te bellen voor ministerspost" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2019.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
President of the
Christian Democratic Appeal
Policy Institute

Succeeded by
Rien Fraanje
Political offices
Preceded by
Hans Hoogervorst
Minister of Health,
Welfare and Sport

Succeeded by
Edith Schippers