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Sybilla Maria Dekker (born 23 March 1942) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businesswoman. She was granted the honorary title of Minister of State on 22 June 2018.[1]


Sybilla Dekker
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Sybilla Dekker in 2010
Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment
In office
27 May 2003 – 21 September 2006
Prime MinisterJan Peter Balkenende
Preceded byHenk Kamp
Succeeded byKarla Peijs (Ad interim)
Personal details
Born
Sybilla Maria Dekker

(1942-03-23) 23 March 1942 (age 77)
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Spouse(s)
First husband
(m. 1969; his death 1977)

Constant van Gestel
(m. 1983; his death 2005)
Domestic partnerBen Bot (since 2007)
ResidenceThe Hague, Netherlands
Alma materUtrecht University
(Bachelor of Business Management)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Businesswoman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Trade association executive · Management consultant · Social worker

A member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), she is minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the second and third Balkenende cabinet. She resigned on 21 September 2006, after the publication of the Dutch Safety Board report about the fire that occurred in 2005 at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, killing 11 people.[2]

Since 2008, she is the domestic partner of former Minister of Foreign Affairs Ben Bot.

DecorationsEdit

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
  Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 11 April 2007
Honorific Titles
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
  Minister of State Netherlands 22 June 2018 Style of Excellency

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Benoeming minister van Staat" (in Dutch). Rijksoverheid. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ Dijkman, Marinus; Schiller, A. (March 2005). Europe Real Estate Yearbook 2005. Real Estate Publishers BV. pp. 73–. ISBN 978-90-807761-7-3. Retrieved 26 September 2011.

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Official
Political offices
Preceded by
Henk Kamp
Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment

2003–2006
Succeeded by
Karla Peijs
Ad interim
Civic offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Director-General of the Department for
Facility Management of the
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature
and Fisheries

1984–1990
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Ed Nijpels
Chairwoman of the
Supervisory board of the
Netherlands Cadastre Agency

2009–2017
Succeeded by
Ron Icke
Preceded by
Office established
Chairwoman of the
National Public Transport Council

2013–present
Incumbent
Business positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Executive Director of the
Construction association

1990–1996
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Executive Director of the
Industry and Employers confederation

1996–2003
Succeeded by
Unknown
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairwoman of the
Supervisory board of the
Knowledge for Climate Foundation

2007–2015
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairwoman of the
Supervisory board of the
Netherlands Diabetes Foundation

2007–2015
Succeeded by
Marc van Gelder
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairwoman of the
Supervisory board of the
Soestdijk Palace Foundation

2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Alexander Rinnooy Kan
Chairwoman of the
Netherlands Charities association

2016–2019
Succeeded by
Willibrord van Beek