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Faouzi Achbar

Vice mayor

Faouzi Achbar is a Rotterdam Vice Mayor on behalf of the centre-left political party THINK (in Dutch: DENK). He is responsible for Social & Digital Inclusion and Sports.

Achbar grew up in Rotterdam. He held various different positions in education. After completing his teacher training he obtained a master's degree in sociology and an MBA for education managers. He worked as a Havo (Higher General Secondary Education) Team Leader for VAVO Rijnmond College in recent years. He started his political career as a district councillor in Feijenoord in 2006. Achbar became a Member of the Municipal Council in 2018, as well as leading candidate and Party Leader for DENK in 2021. Achbar is married and has 3 children.

'I will be committed to creating one Rotterdam over the next four years, a city in which every Rotterdam resident has the same opportunities and is treated equally.'
Faouzi Achbar, Vice-Mayor for Social & Digital Inclusion and Sports

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Faouzi Achbar
Date of birth: 29th November 1982
Place of birth: Rotterdam


  • 2016 - 2019: MBA for Education Managers, NCOI Training Institute
  • 2010 - 2014: Sociology (Master’s), Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2003 - 2007: Teacher training, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • 2002 - 2004: VWO (Pre-University Education), ROC Zadkine Education VAVO
  • 2001 - 2002: Havo, (Higher General Secondary Education) R.S.G Rotterdamsch Lyceum
  • 2000 - 2001: Mavo (Intermediate General Secondary Education), Albeda College Education


  • 2018 -2022: Havo team leader at VAVO Rijnmond College in Rotterdam
  • 2018 - 2022: Member of Rotterdam’s Municipal Council
  • 2011 - 2018: Various positions at Carré College, LMC Group Rotterdam: Higher Education Coordinator, Deputy Team Leader, Strategy Group Member
  • 2006 - 2014: Feijenoord District Councillor, Rotterdam
  • 2003 - 2011: Manager/Consultant at McDonald's, The Netherlands

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