Wim Duisenberg

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Date of Birth: 09/07/1935

Age: 70

Place of birth: Heerenveen

Nationality: Netherlands

Careful and accurate financier

Born in Dazenberg frislandskom town of Heerenveen (Heerenveen, Friesland). At the University of Groening (University of Groningen) Wim earned a master`s degree in economics; He majored in international economic relations. In 1965, Willem received his doctorate in philosophy; his PhD work he wrote on the topic `The economic consequences razoruzheniya`.

Some time Dazenberg worked in Washington, DC (Washington DC), the International Monetary Fund (International Monetary Fund); later he was transferred to the post of director of Amsterdam`s main banks - `Nederlandsche Bank`. Shortly thereafter, Willem gave the post of professor at the University of Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam); Dazenberg taught macroeconomics.

He worked as finance minister under Prime Minister Joop den Yola (Joop den Uyl) From 1973 to 1977, the second Willem. After leaving public office, Dazenberg moved to the Dutch `Rabobank`; there, however, he stayed only for two years, going to the post of director in `Nederlandsche Bank`.

As the director of the largest Dutch bank, Willem has proven itself to be extremely cautious and careful financier. It was during his Dutch Guilder was closely tied to the German Deutsch-mark, which ultimately greatly benefit the Dutch economy. With the Germans Dazenberg all worked remarkably closely - a habit to immediately respond to all actions of the German Central Bank Wim even nicknamed `Mr 15 minut`.

The success of fiscal policy Dazenberga glorified throughout Europe; in 1998 he was appointed the first president of the European Central Bank - much to the annoyance of France, to lobby their candidate. In the end, managed to find a compromise solution - Dazenberg had to work as president for at least four years, and then to replace it was to come, Jean-Claude Trichet (Jean-Claude Trichet), the director of the Bank of France.

In 1999, he won the awards Dazenberg `Vision for Europe Award` - a kind of recognition of his achievements in the field of European unification.

Initially, Willem said he was going to go on a holiday July 9, 2003-th - to his 69th birthday; Wim eventually, however, had to stay - he was forced to remain in his post as long as with Trichet not all fraud charges were dropped. Investigation into the crash of a French bank `Cr & # 233; dit Lyonnais` delayed almost until winter; Only 1 on November 2003, Trichet took put him the post, and Wim was able to retire.

Dazenberg died in 2005; 70-year-old financier was found dead in the swimming pool. It is believed that during the voyage Wim died of a heart attack. A memorial service was held on August 6, 2005; the same day, Willem was buried in Amsterdam (Amsterdam).

For his labors Dazenberg thrice honored with various awards. April 11 Wim became a Knight of the Order of the Lion Niderlanskogo (Order of the Netherlands Lion), on June 17 he was awarded the title of Commander of the Order; In addition, Dazenberg bore the honorary title of Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau (Order of Orange-Nassau).

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