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City government

The Municipal Executive Committee and the City Council jointly govern the city and make up the City Government. The City Council is the legislative body (sets out general policy and passes bills). The City Executive is the executive body.

The Municipal Executive Committee consists of Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and 9 Vice Mayors.

Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb

Spokeswoman: Claudia Verhulp +31 6 512 663 15

Curriculum vitae

  • Name Ahmed: Aboutaleb
  • Date of birth: 29 August 1961
  • Place of birth: Beni Sidel (Morocco)
  • Profession prior to becoming mayor: State Secretary for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, fourth Balkenende cabinet

Education

  • Technical College (telecommunications)
  • Intermediate technical School
  • Junior technical School

Career

  • State Secretary for the Ministry of Social affairs and Employment, Fourth Balkenende cabinet, 2007 - 2008
  • Vice Mayor, Municipality of Amsterdam, 2004 - 2007
  • Director of the Social, Economic and Cultural Development Sector, Municipality of Amsterdam, 2002 - 2004
  • Columnist, Newspaper Trouw, 2000 - 2002
  • Director, FORUM Institute for Multicultural Development, 1998 - 2002
  • Manager of the Communications and Publications Sector Statistics Netherlands (CBS),1997 - 1998
  • Head of information, Social and Economic Council (SER),1994 - 1997
  • Press officer, Ministry of Welfare, Health and cultural Affairs, 1991 - 1994
  • Reporter, RTL 4 Nieuws,1989 - 1991
  • Freelance reporter (Veronica Radio, NOS Radio, discussieleider RVU Televisie, programmamaker Regio Stad Amsterdam), 1988-1989