City Government
Gepubliceerd op: 15-12-2016
Geprint op: 27-09-2020
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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 ten Vice Mayors.

Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb

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

Judith Bokhove (GroenLinks)

Judith Bokhove

Vice Mayor for Urban Mobility, Youth and Language Skills

Spokesman: Theo Breimer +31 6 - 413 165 67

Curriculum vitae

  • Name: Judith Bokhove
  • Date of birth:19 November 1967
  • Place of birth: Rotterdam
  • Profession prior to becoming Vice mayor: Speech therapist and councillor for GroenLinks in Rotterdam’s City Council

Education

  • Speech therapy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, 1993
  • VWO City College Rotterdam, 1988

Career

  • Councillor and party chairwoman for groenlinks in rotterdam’s City Council, chairwoman of the Committee for Care, education, Culture and Sport, chairwoman of the Committee for Zoning plans, spokesperson for Building, Housing and Public Space Municipality of Rotterdam, 2014 - 2018
  • Self-employed speech therapist/employer, Rotterdam/Capelle aan den IJssel2000 - 2018
  • City councillor for groenlinks, spokesperson for physical infrastructure and public Space and Committee for the examination of the accounts (COr), Municipality of Rotterdam, 2010 - 2014
  • Founder of proloS, Speech Therapy Screening Project Group, Rotterdam, 2000 - 2010
  • Policy officer Netherlands Association for Speech Therapy and Phoniatrics (NVLF), Woerden, 2004 - 2005
  • Speech therapist in a partnership,Speech Therapy Center, Rotterdam, 1994 - 2000

Arno Bonte (GroenLinks)

Arno Bonte

Vice Mayor for Sustainability, Clean Air and Energy Transition

Spokeswoman: Diane Bouhuijs +31 6 - 383 192 44

Curriculum vitae

  • Name: Arno Bonte
  • Date of birth: 28 February 1978
  • Place of birth: Rotterdam
  • Profession prior to becoming Vice Mayor: Councillor for GroenLinks in Rotterdam’s City Council

Career

  • Communication strategist, Drechtsteden, 2016 - 2018
  • Councillor for GroenLinks in Rotterdam’s City Council, Municipality of Rotterdam, 2005 - 2018
  • Government communication adviser, Tappan Communicatie, 2014 - 2016
  • Project leader citizen participation, Municipality of Lansingerland, 2012 - 2014
  • Media adviser, Plan Nederland, 2010 - 2012
  • Campaign adviser, GroenLinks, 2008 - 2009
  • Spokesman, Milieudefensie, 2006 - 2008
  • Spokesman, FNV Trade Union, 2004 - 2005
  • Council clerk, Sub-municipality of Hoek van Holland, 2003-2004

Michiel Grauss (ChristenUnie-SGP)

Michiel Grauss

Vice Mayor for Poverty Reduction, Debt Support and Informal Care

Spokeswoman: Miriam Fianen +31 6 - 531 487 55

Curriculum vitae

  • Name: Michiel (Koert Arthur) Grauss
  • Date of birth: 27 October 1970
  • Place of birth: Barendrecht
  • Profession prior to becoming Vice mayor: Head of management, Department of Public Health, Welfare and Care, Municipality of Rotterdam/GGD Rotterdam/Rijnmond

Education

  • Philosophy,Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1996
  • Business administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1995
  • vwo, Develstein college, Zwijndrecht, 1989

Career

  • Head of management, department of public Health, Welfare and Care, Municipality of Rotterdam/GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond, June 2016 – June 2018
  • day chairman/moderator/session leader, Municipality of Rotterdam, September 2000 - June 2018,
  • Staff team leader for Security, Municipality of Rotterdam, February 2011 - May 2016,
  • Councillor/party chairman for Christenunie, City Council of Capelle aan den IJssel, November 2001 - March 2018
  • Coordinator of the integrity Bureau, Municipality of Rotterdam, September 2000 - January 2011
  • RPF national executive, including responsibility for three provinces and training/coaching; then member of ChristenUnie’s first national executive, 2000 - October 2001
  • Organizational adviser, Province of Noord-Brabant, February 1999 - August 2000
  • Management consultant VB, Deloitte & Touche, September 1996 - January 1999

Said Kasmi (D66)

Said Kasmi

Vice Mayor for Education, Culture and Tourism

Spokesman: Joachim Kost +31 6 - 391 073 81

Curriculum vitae

  • Name: Said Kasmi
  • Date of birth: 1 november 1975
  • Place of birth: Fassir (Morocco)
  • Profession prior tot becoming Vice Mayor: Commissionar at Woonbron

Education

  • International relations, University of Amsterdam, 2007
  • International relations, History, media and politics, Coventry University, United Kingdom, 2000
  • European Studies (HeBO), politics and administration, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, 2002
  • havo (senior general secondary education), Wolfert van Borselen, Rotterdam, 1988

Career

  • Party chairman for D66 Rotterdam, Municipality of Rotterdam, 2018
  • Commissioner Woonbron, 2016 - 2018
  • Supervisory board member, Pameijer Care Institution, 2015 - 2018
  • Interim director, D66 National Bureau, 2016 - 2017
  • Member D66 National Executive, 2015 - 2016
  • Executive, Sub-municipality of Central Rotterdam, 2010 - 2014
  • Adviser and trainer, Radar Foundation, 2007 - 2010
  • Area manager, Persgroep, 1994 - 2007

Barbara Kathmann (PvdA)

Barbara Kathmann

Vice Mayor for Economy, Districts and Small Localities

Spokeswoman: Monique de Jongh +31 6 - 825 177 42

Curriculum vitae

  • Name: Barbara Kathmann
  • Date of birth: 12 May 1978
  • Place of birth: Rotterdam
  • Profession prior to becoming Vice mayor: Director, Giovanni van Bronckhorst Foundation

Education

  • History of international relations, Utrecht University, 2007
  • law, Utrecht University, 1999
  • vwo (pre-university secondary education), Het Rotterdamsch Lyceum, Rotterdam, 1997

Career

  • councillor, (vice) party chairwoman for PVDA, Municipality of Rotterdam, 2014 - 2018
  • director, Giovanni van Bronckhorst Foundation, 2012 - 2018
  • City manager Rotterdam Cares, Nederland Cares, 2011 - 2012
  • director and founder, Stichting Jarige Job, 2010 - 2012
  • editor-director, CCCP, creative television and advertising agency, 2010 - 2011
  • secretary (executive assistant), Stichting Wonen bij de Buurvrouw, 2006 - 2012
  • voice-over, Praatgraag, 2006 - 2018
  • editor/presenter/reporter LLINK, program maker Radio 1, 2004 - 2010
  • account manager, Management Support Agency, Zeist, 1999 - 2004

Bas Kurvers (VVD)

Bas Kurvers

Vice Mayor for Construction, Housing and Built-Up Area Energy Transition

Spokeswoman: Mirjam Keunen +31 6 - 284 894 54

Curriculum vitae

  • Name: Sebastian Arnoud Kurvers
  • Date of birth: 25 February 1980
  • Place of birth: Rotterdam
  • Profession prior to becoming Vice Mayor: managing director of Werkplein Hart van West-Brabant

Education

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), The Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB), 2014
  • Social History, final specialization: History of Organizations and Society, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), 2006
  • vwo (pre-university secondary education), O.S.G. Hugo de Groot, Rotterdam, 1998

Career

  • Managing director, Werkplein Hart van West-Brabant, December 2014 - July 2018
  • Executive secretary and reorganization program manager, Employment and Income cluster, Municipality of Rotterdam, October 2010 - July 2013
  • Senior policy officer, Youth Unemployment, Municipality of Rotterdam, October 2009 - October 2010
  • Policy officer, Integration and Religion, VROM Ministry, The Hague, May 2007 - October 2009

Richard Moti (PvdA)

Richard Moti

Vice Mayor for Work, Income and National Program for South Rotterdam

Spokeswoman: Monique de Jongh +31 6 - 825 177 42

Curriculum vitae

  • Name: Richard Moti
  • Date of birth:1 December 1979
  • Place of birth: Rotterdam
  • Profession prior to becoming Vice Mayor: FNV Trade Union leader

Education

  • participant in the FnV top Manager tour, Program in preparation of a role in FNV’s central management, 2016
  • Management class at FnV bondgenoten, Training as trade union leader (including labor law, business economics, negotiating), 2007
  • Mechanical Engineering, Specialization: Management & production, TU Delft, 2005
  • vwo (pre-university secondary education), Caland Lyceum, Rotterdam, 1999

Career

  • trade union leader, working in the metal sector, FNV, May 2014 - July 2018
  • Vice mayor for Finances, Services and organization, Municipality of Rotterdam, April 2013 - May 2014
  • trade union leader, working in the metal sector, FNV Bondgenoten, June 2007 - April 2013
  • Councillor in rotterdam’s City Council: party chairman and spokesman Employment & Income and Culture, party vice chairman and spokesman Finances, spokesman for Traffic & Transport and Sport for PvdA, Municipality of Rotterdam, April 2002 - April 2013
  • ‘national Youth Debate 2004’ employee, Nationale Jeugdraad, June 2004 - December 2004
  • Executive assistant for rotterdam’s vice mayor for port & Economy, Municipality of Rotterdam, April 2001 - March 2002
  • party staff member, PvdA Rotterdam, January 2001 - March 2001

Sven de Langen (CDA)

Sven de Langen

Vice Mayor for Public Health, Social Care, Senior Citizens and Sports

Spokeswoman: Ingrid Adriaanse +31 6 - 391 161 35

Curriculum vitae

  • Name: Sven de Langen
  • Date of birth: 12 December 1986
  • Place of birth: Berkel en Rodenrijs
  • Profession prior to becoming Vice mayor: Vice Mayor for Education, Youth and Care,Municipality of Rotterdam

Education

  • public administration, master in policy & politics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2016
  • physiotherapy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, 2008

Career

  • Vice mayor for education, Youth and Care, Municipality of Rotterdam, 2017 - 2018
  • Head of policy Cluster, Municipality of Zuidplas, 2016 - 2017
  • advisor, B&A Groep, experts in the social domain, 2015 - 2016
  • portfolio holder employment, Welfare, Youth and elderly, Sub-municipality of IJsselmonde, 2013 - 2015
  • Junior advisor, Drijver and Partners Management and Advice in sport, recreation, welfare and culture, 2010 - 2012
  • project leader, Liever Een Origineel Advies, marketing agency specialized in interaction between authorities and citizens, 2008 – 2010

Arjan van Gils (D66)

Arjan van Gils

Vice Mayor for Finance, Organization, Port and Large Projects

Spokesman: Leendert Vermeulen +31 6 - 181 911 04

Bert Wijbenga (VVD)

Bert Wijbenga

Vice Mayor for Enforcement, Public Space, Integration and Community

Spokeswoman: Lisette van Bale +31 6 - 283 627 17

Curriculum vitae

  • Name: Bert Wijbenga-van Nieuwenhuizen
  • Date of birth: 7 February 1964
  • Place of birth:Haarlem
  • Profession prior to becoming Vice Mayor: chairman of the board, Woonbron Rotterdam

Education

  • Real Estate Investment analysis, Amsterdam School of Real Estate, 2017
  • Executive program brain in the boardroom, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2014
  • Certificate Proficiency in English C2 (grade B), University of Cambridge, ESOL, 2007
  • European police academy, Bramshill, Copenhagen, Warnsveld, Lyon and Stockholm, 2003
  • public administration, Utrecht University, 2001
  • political Science, VU Amsterdam University, 1990
  • Dutch police academy, Apeldoorn, 1986
  • Gymnasium, Christelijk Lyceum Zeist, 1982

Career

  • Chairman of the board, Woonbron Rotterdam, 2011 - July 2018
  • Chief commissioner, chief of police Flevoland, Flevoland, merger with Gooi en Vechtstreek, 2006 - 2011
  • Deputy chief of police and head of operational Matters, Amsterdam, 2004 - 2006
  • police commissioner and deputy chief of police, National Police Services Agency, 1999 - 2004
  • Various police work positions: investigation, mobile unit, district team, firearms; last position: police chief in the Municipality of Leiden1986- 1999
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