Hans Vijlbrief Wiki,Biography, Net Worth

Hans Vijlbrief is a 58-years-old Dutch Civil servant from the Netherlands. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

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According to the wiki and biography of Hans Vijlbrief was born on 17 August 1963 in Netherlands. let’s check out the Hans’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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Just after he had been re-elected at the working group, Vijlbrief was appointed State Secretary for Finance together with Alexandra van Huffelen in January 2020. He succeeded Menno Snel, who had resigned as a result of a scandal concerning allowances, and he is responsible for the Tax Administration and tax affairs.


After State Secretary for Finance Menno Snel resigned in December 2019, it was made public on 26 January that he would be succeeded by Vijlbrief and Alexandra van Huffelen. Snel resigned after almost two thousand recipients of child care allowances had been wrongfully considered fraudsters and had been forced to pay back the money. Some of them had received mostly blacked out pages after they had asked for their records. Weeks before Vijlbrief and Van Huffelen were put forward, Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra had decided that allowances (toeslagen) and customs would be spun off from the Tax Administration.


Vijlbrief left the ministry, the EFSF, and Bruegel in 2018 to become the President of the Eurogroup Working Group starting on 1 February, succeeding Thomas Wieser. He was elected by the members of the EWG in December after his candidacy had received support from the Dutch cabinet and his only opponent had withdrawn. The decision was later ratified by the Eurogroup itself. Vijlbrief simultaneously became president of the Economic and Financial Committee. While leading the EWG, he attempted to create a common European deposit insurance. Vijlbrief also started working as endowed professor at the University of Amsterdam specialized in European economic and financial policy in September of 2018. When his two-year term as president was about to end, Vijlbrief was reappointed for another term in December 2019.


During the 2017 Dutch general election season, he was a co-author of the D66’s election program. His party became a member of the coalition government, and Vijlbrief was reportedly asked to serve as State Secretary for Finance. He rejected the job offer.


In his position at the Eurogroup, Vijlbrief worked together with Jeroen Dijsselbloem, when he was Minister of Finance and President of the Eurogroup, for years on handling the Greek and European debt crises. He also managed the two campaigns to get Dijsselbloem elected Eurogroup president. In March 2014, Vijlbrief was chosen to chair the board of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), the eurozone’s emergency fund to address government debt. He had been a member of the body’s board since 2011 and was also serving on its Risk Committee. That same month, Vijlbrief became a member of the board of the European economic think tank Bruegel.


At the end of February, two news outlets reported that the Tax Administration had been using a blacklist containing the names of about 180,000 suspected fraudsters. An internal report had concluded one year earlier that the list violated privacy legislation, because, among other things, over 5,000 employees of the organization had access to it and personal information was stored indefinitely. That first concern was thereafter addressed by reducing the number of employees with access to 1,000. Journalists found out about the blacklist after they had been given the internal report. When those journalists asked questions, the report ended up at the person responsible for the Tax Administration’s compliance with privacy laws. The plug was subsequently pulled on the blacklist – days before the news articles were published.


Vijlbrief served as the Treasurer-General of the Ministry of Finance starting in July 2011, after he was appointed by the Council of Ministers. His predecessor, Ronald Gerritse, had vacated the position when he became chairman of the Authority for the Financial Markets. The position also included membership of the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG), an advisory body responsible for preparing the monthly meetings of the Eurogroup. Besides, Vijlbrief was chairman of the Economic Policy Committee, a European advisory body, between 2012 and 2014.


Starting in February 2010, he served as Director-General for Energy, Telecommunications, and Markets. Vijlbrief’s former position was subsequently eliminated. Its responsibilities were transferred to the secretary-general (general economic policy and EU matters) and his new job (competition and consumer policy). His professorship at the Vrije Universiteit came to an end that same year. Vijlbrief, who had been a member of D66 since 2008, also became more politically involved, helping write the party’s election program for the 2010 general election. Moreover, Vijlbrief lead Maria van der Hoeven’s successful campaign to get appointed Executive Director of the International Energy Agency in 2011.


Vijlbrief returned to the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2001 in the position of director of General Economic Policy. In July 2004, Minister Laurens Jan Brinkhorst promoted him to Director-General for Economic Policy. While in this position, Vijlbrief also chaired a re-evaluation group called “Security and Terrorism” (2009–2010).


He left the Ministry to work as deputy director at the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) in 1999. Vijlbrief has told that he later came to regret the move, calling the agency “too quiet” and lacking in pressure. He also became an endowed professor in 2000 at the Vrije Universiteit, his alma mater, specialized in economic policy, and he simultaneously quit his job in Rotterdam.


After obtaining his PhD, Vijlbrief started working at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, where he filled a number of positions at the directorate General Economic Policy. Minister Hans Wijers appointed him as interim director of that division in 1997. Besides, he became director at Erasmus University Rotterdam of the Research Centre for Financial Economic Policy, a part-time job, the next year.


Vijlbrief started his career at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, after earning his doctorate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1992. Subsequently, he worked at the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) before returning to Economic Affairs, where he filled several positions as director and director-general. Vijlbrief was appointed Treasurer-General of the Ministry of Finance in 2011, and occupied that post until he became president of the advisory body Eurogroup Working Group six and a half years later. He had been a member of that group while serving as Treasurer-General, assisting Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.


He attended the high school Visser ‘t Hooft Lyceum in Leiden, earning his atheneum diploma in 1981. Thereafter, he studied general economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam until 1987. He continued studying at the university, receiving his doctorate in economics in 1992. His dissertation was titled “Unemployment insurance and the Dutch labour market”.


Johannes Alexander Vijlbrief (born 17 August 1963) is a Dutch civil servant, economist, and politician, who currently serves as State Secretary for Finance together with Alexandra van Huffelen. He is a member of the social-liberal party Democrats 66 (D66).

Vijlbrief was born on 17 August 1963 in Voorschoten, a village in South Holland close to Leiden. His father was a sales manager at beverage company Riedel and would later found his own bottler.

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Real NameJohannes Alexander
ProfessionCivil servant


Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace


Age (2021)58 Years
Date Of Birth17 August 1963
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Johannes Alexander Net Worth


The Johannes Alexander Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.


Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD


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