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Johan Witteveen
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5th Managing Director of the IMF
In office
1 September 1973 – 18 June 1978
Preceded by Pierre-Paul Schweitzer
Succeeded by Jacques de Larosière
Member of the Senate
In office
8 June 1971 – 1 September 1973
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
5 April 1967 – 6 July 1971
Serving with Joop Bakker
Prime Minister Piet de Jong
Preceded by Jan de Quay
Barend Biesheuvel
Succeeded by Roelof Nelissen
Molly Geertsema
Minister of Finance
In office
5 April 1967 – 6 July 1971
Prime Minister Piet de Jong
Preceded by Jelle Zijlstra
Succeeded by Roelof Nelissen
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
21 September 1965 – 5 April 1967
Minister of Finance
In office
24 July 1963 – 14 April 1965
Prime Minister Vic Marijnen
Preceded by Jelle Zijlstra
Succeeded by Anne Vondeling
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
5 June 1963 – 24 July 1963
Member of the Senate
In office
23 December 1958 – 5 June 1963
Personal details
Born
Hendrikus Johannes Witteveen

(1921-06-12)12 June 1921
Zeist, Netherlands
Died 23 April 2019(2019-04-23) (aged 97)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
(from 1980)
Spouse(s) Liesbeth de Vries Feijens
Children 4
Residence Wassenaar, Netherlands
Alma mater Erasmus University Rotterdam (Master of Economics, Doctor of Philosophy)
Occupation Politician
Economist
Professor
Author

Hendrikus Johannes "Johan" Witteveen (12 June 1921 – 23 April 2019) was a Dutch economist, retired politician and author. He was a member of the Senate (1958–63; 1971–73) and the House of Representatives (1963; 1965–67) for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy.

He was Minister of Finance (1963–65; 1967–71) and managing director of the International Monetary Fund (1973–78). He also wrote books on Universal Sufism and economics.

He was the father of Willem Witteveen.


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