First Female Leader at Department of Finance

The Secretary General is the most important advisor to the prime minister. Alumnus, Manon Leijten is one of the most influential women in the Netherlands. 

After graduating at our faculty, she started her carreer in 1992 at the Department of Finance, where Gerrit Zalm (VVD) had an eye for talent. She quickly moved to becoming council advisor to former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende.