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Roelof Johannus Nelissen

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hoofdplaat, Sluis, Zeeland, Dutch Flanders, The Netherlands
Death: July 18, 2019 (88)
Hilversum, North Holland, Het Gooi, The Netherlands
Place of Burial: Laren, North Holland, Het Gooi, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Husband of Anne-Marie Van der Kelen
Father of Private; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Bankier / Politicus / Lid Tweede Kamer (1963-70) (1972-73) / Minister Economische Zaken (1970-71) / Minister Surinaamse en Antillaanse Zaken - Financiën (1971-73) / Voorzitter RvB AMRO Bank / Commandeur i.d. Orde Oranje Nassau / Grootkruis i.d. Kroonorde
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About Roelof Johannus Nelissen

Roelof Nelissen

Roelof Johannes Nelissen (4 April 1931 – 18 July 2019) was a Dutch politician of the defunct Catholic People's Party (KVP) now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and businessman.

Public Functions

Deputy Prime Minister
6 July 1971 – 11 May 1973

Minister of Finance
6 July 1971 – 11 May 1973

Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs

6 July 1971 – 28 January 1972

Minister of Economic Affairs
14 January 1970 – 6 July 1971

Member of the House of Representatives
7 December 1972 – 7 March 1973,
11 May 1971 – 6 July 1971,
5 June 1963 – 14 January 1970

Parliamentary group Catholic People's Party

Personal details

Born 4 April 1931, Hoofdplaat, Netherlands
Died 18 July 2019 (aged 88), Hilversum, Netherlands
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal (from 1980)
Other political affiliations Catholic People's Party (until 1980)
Spouse Annemarie van der Kelen (m. 1957; died 2018)​
Residence(s) Laren, Netherlands
Alma mater Radboud University Nijmegen, (Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
Occupation Politician · Jurist · Economist · Businessman · Banker · Financial adviser · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Trade association executive · Lobbyist

Military service

Allegiance Netherlands
Branch/service Royal Netherlands Army
Years of service 1955–1956 (Conscription), 1956–1961 (Reserve)
Rank Sergeant
Unit Medical Corps
Battles/wars Cold War

Biography

Nelissen attended a Gymnasium in Dongen from April 1943 until May 1949 and applied at the Radboud University Nijmegen in June 1950 majoring in Tax law obtaining a Bachelor of Laws degree in June 1952 before graduating with a Master of Laws degree in July 1956. Nelissen was conscripted in the Medical Corps of the Royal Netherlands Army serving as a Sergeant from September 1956 until October 1957. Nelissen worked as a trade association executive for the Catholic Business association from December 1956 until September 1968 and served as Deputy General-Secretary of the Executive Board from December 1956 until June 1962 and General-Secretary of the Executive Board from June 1962 until September 1968.

Nelissen was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election of 1963, taking office on 5 June 1963 serving as a frontbencher chairing the special parliamentary committee for Right of Inquiries for Companies and spokesperson for Finances, Housing and Spatial Planning, Small business and deputy spokesperson for Economic Affairs. Nelissen was appointed Minister of Economic Affairs in the Cabinet De Jong following the resignation of Leo de Block, taking office on 14 January 1970. After the election of 1971 Nelissen returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 11 May 1971. Following the cabinet formation of 1971 Nelissen was appointed Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister for Suriname and Netherlands Antilles Affairs in the Cabinet Biesheuvel I, taking office on 6 July 1971. On 28 January 1972 Nelissen resigned as Minister for Suriname and Netherlands Antilles Affairs following the appointment of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Pierre Lardinois. The Cabinet Biesheuvel I fell just one year later on 19 July 1972 following the withdrawal of the Democratic Socialists '70 (DS'70) because of their dissatisfaction with the proposed budget memorandum to further reduce the deficit and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity until the first cabinet formation of 1972 when it was replaced by the caretaker Cabinet Biesheuvel II with Nelissen continuing as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, taking office on 9 August 1972. After the election of 1972 Nelissen again returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 7 December 1972 but he was still serving in the cabinet and because of dualism customs in the constitutional convention of Dutch politics he couldn't serve a dual mandate. He subsequently resigned as a Member of the House of Representatives on 7 March 1973. Following the second cabinet formation of 1972 Nelissen was not given a cabinet post in the new cabinet, the Cabinet Biesheuvel II was replaced by the Cabinet Den Uyl on 11 May 1973.

Nelissen retired from national politics and became active in the private sector. In September 1973 he was named as a financial adviser for the AMRO Bank, in September 1979 he was named as Chief financial officer (CFO) and Vice Chairman of the Board of directors for the AMRO Bank, in April 1983 he was appointed Chief executive officer CEO and Chairman of the Board of directors for the AMRO Bank. In 1991 the AMRO Bank and the General Bank of the Netherlands (ABN) chose to merge to form the ABN AMRO with Nelissen appointed CEO and Chairman of the Board of directors from April 1991 until December 1992.

Decorations

  • Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre - Holy See - (15 August 1971)
  • Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau - Netherlands - (8 June 1973)
  • Grand Officer of the Honorary Order of the Palm - Suriname - (25 April 1978)
  • Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown - Belgium - (15 May 1984)

Source: "Wikipedia", "Roelof Nelissen", ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roelof_Nelissen ), 30/10/2023.


Roelof Nelissen

Roelof Johannus Nelissen (Hoofdplaat, 4 april 1931 – Hilversum, 18 juli 2019) was een Nederlands politicus van de Katholieke Volkspartij (KVP), bestuurder en bankier.

Roelof Nelissen

Volledige naam Roelof Johannus Nelissen
Geboren 4 april 1931, in Hoofdplaat
Overleden 18 juli 2019, in Hilversum
Partij KVP (tot 1980), CDA (vanaf 1980)
Titulatuur mr.
Politieke functies
1963-1970,1971,
1972-1973,
Lid Tweede Kamer
1970–1971 Minister van Economische Zaken
1971–1973 Vicepremier
1971–1972 Minister voor Surinaamse en Nederlands-Antilliaanse Zaken
1971–1973 Minister van Financiën

Loopbaan

Nelissen afkomstig uit Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, was nog jong toen hij de leiding kreeg over de organisatie van katholieke middenstanders. Hij was de zoon van een polderopzichter die na de oorlog waarnemend burgemeester was. In 1963 werd hij lid van de Tweede Kamer en kreeg al snel een belangrijke positie in de KVP-fractie. Begin 1970 werd Nelissen tussentijds minister van economische zaken in het kabinet-De Jong als opvolger van De Block, met een korte tussenkomst van Johan Witteveen. In de kabinetten Biesheuvel I en Biesheuvel II was Nelissen minister van Financiën en viceminister-president. Hij speelde een belangrijke rol bij het ontstaan van de kabinetscrisis in 1972 door vast te houden aan zijn bezuinigingsdoelen.

Na zijn politieke loopbaan werd hij opgenomen in de top van de AMRO Bank, waar hij van 1983 tot 1990 voorzitter was van de Raad van Bestuur. Hij leidde de fusie met de Algemene Bank Nederland en was tot zijn pensioen in 1992 bestuursvoorzitter van de ABN AMRO.

Trivia

Minister Nelissen met het miljoenenkoffertje op het Binnenhof, waar hij de Miljoenennota 1971 aan de Tweede Kamer gaat aanbieden.

Na zijn benoeming tot minister van economische zaken in januari 1970 had Nelissen nog enkele maanden tot de verkiezingen op deze post. De periode noemde Nelissen "te kort om te laten zien wat je ervan kunt maken, maar ook te kort om volledig te kunnen falen".
Nelissen was medeoprichter van het Republikeins Genootschap in 1996.

Onderscheidingen

  • Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau, 8 juni 1973
  • Grootkruis in de Kroonorde, 28 december 1972

Bron: "Wikipedia", "Roelof Nelissen", ( https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roelof_Nelissen ), 30/10/2023.

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Roelof Johannus Nelissen's Timeline

1931
April 4, 1931
Hoofdplaat, Sluis, Zeeland, Dutch Flanders, The Netherlands
2019
July 18, 2019
Age 88
Hilversum, North Holland, Het Gooi, The Netherlands
July 25, 2019
Age 88
Laren, North Holland, Het Gooi, The Netherlands