Sigrid Kaag was appointed Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister in January 2022. She previously held senior positions at the United Nations (1994-2015), including Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, and Assistant Secretary-General for the UN Development Programme. She later served as Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (2017-2021) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2021).
Ms Kaag holds a B.A. degree in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo, a M.Phil. in International Relations from St Anthony’s College, Oxford University, and an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the University of Exeter.