Vice Minister
The Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

Erik Gerritsen was appointed Vice Minister at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in June 2015. As Vice Minister, he is in charge of the general governance of the Ministry. In 1996 he was appointed Director Financial and Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he became deputy Secretary General in 1999. In 2000 he made the transition to the Municipality of Amsterdam. As City Clerk of Amsterdam he was the primary advisor to the College of Mayor and Alderpersons. In 2009 he became Chairman of the Amsterdam Regional Youth Protection Agency. Erik Gerritsen was born in The Hague in 1962 and studied Political Science and Public Administration and Information Management.