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Ahmed Aboutaleb

Ahmed Aboutaleb
Personal data
Date of birthAugust 29, 1961(age 54)
Place of birthBeni Sidel, Morocco
Birth nameAhmed Aboutaleb
NationalityDutch
Moroccan
Political partyLabour Party
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
OccupationPolitician
Civil servant
Journalist
ReligionIslam
Mayor of Rotterdam
Assumed officeJanuary 5, 2009
Succeeded byIncumbent
Preceded byIvo Opstelten
State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment
In officeFebruary 22, 2007 - December 12, 2008
Prime ministerJan Peter Balkenende
Succeeded byJetta Klijnsma
Preceded byHenk van Hoof

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Ahmed Aboutaleb (born August 29, 1961) is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). He is the Mayor of Rotterdam since January 5, 2009. He served as State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment from February 22, 2007 until December 12, 2008 in the Cabinet Balkenende IV.

He is the first Mayor of a large city in the Netherlands who is of Moroccan, Muslim, and immigrant descent. Aboutaleb is a dual citizen (of the Netherlands and Morocco) and a practising Muslim .


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