|State Secretary for Finance|
|Assumed office |
26 October 2017
|Prime Minister||Mark Rutte|
|Preceded by||Eric Wiebes|
|Born||29 October 1970|
Vleuten-De Meern, Netherlands
|Political party||Democrats 66|
|Alma mater||University of Groningen|
Snel was born in Vleuten-De Meern in the province of Utrecht. He studied general economics between 1988 and 1994 at the University of Groningen, where he was a board member at the student association RKSV Albertus Magnus.
After graduation, he worked at the Dutch bank MeesPierson. In 1995, he joined the Ministry of Finance, of which a while as the Deputy Director-General for Fiscal Affairs, a position he was appointed in at age 33. During his time at the Finance Ministry, he worked on various dossiers, including the budget policy (most notably the Zalmnorm instituted by Gerrit Zalm) and international tax competition between countries.
He later worked for the pension fund APG, where he held from 2009 to 2011 the position of director strategy and policy. Between 2011 and 2016 he worked in Washington, D.C. with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its daily governance and on 1 September 2016 he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Nederlandse Waterschapsbank.
On 26 October 2017, he joined the newly formed Third Rutte cabinet as State Secretary for Finance. He joined the Democrats 66 (D66) a short while before his appointment and was considered a surprise and technical appointment by many. His portfolio includes Fiscal Affairs, Lower Governmental Finances, the Royal Dutch Mint, Holland Casino and the State Lottery. His primary challenge is expected to be the reform of the Tax and Customs Administration, which went through a lot of turmoil in the recent past.
- Ministerie van Financiën. "CV Menno Snel". www.rijksoverheid.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-01-02.
- Kranenburg, Mark (2017-10-27). "Nog maar net D66-lid, nu aankomend staatssecretaris". NRC (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-01-02.
- Brandsma, Jelle (2017-12-17). "Menno Snel, een ambtenaar die per ongeluk in de politiek verzeild raakte". Trouw (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-01-02.
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