Johan Witteveen, Dutch politician and economist, Died at 97

Hendrikus Johannes “Johan” Witteveen was born on June 12, 1921, and died on April 23, 2019.

He was a Dutch politician and economist.

He was a Dutch legislator of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and financial expert.

He filled in as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1 September 1973 until 18 June 1978.

An individual from the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, Witteveen worked for the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CBP) as a money-related examiner from 1945 until 1948.

Witteveen chose Senator in 1958 and served until 1963.

Witteveen later served again from 1971 to 1973.

Witteveen was an individual from the House of Representatives in 1963 and from 1965 to 1967.

Witteveen was named Minister of Finance twice from 1963 to 1965 and from 1967 to 1971, additionally filling in as Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1967 to 1971 under Prime Minister Piet de Jong.

Later, he filled in as Managing Director of the IMF (1973– 1978).

Witteveen likewise composed books on Universal Sufism and financial aspects.

Witteveen passed away at 87 years old.