Mayor Pauline Krikke

Personal details

Last name
Krikke

First name
Pauline

Pauline Krikke is the mayor of The Hague.

Pauline Krikke became the mayor of The Hague on 17 March 2017. She was born in Sneek on 9 May 1961. She studied in Amsterdam, during which time she became a member of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). In 1986, at the age of 25, she started up an events agency.

Representing the VVD, she became a member of the municipal council in Amsterdam in 1994. In 1996 she became deputy mayor for Economic Affairs, Airport and Seaport. After the municipal council elections of 1998, she was re-elected as deputy mayor and changed her portfolios to Economic Affairs and Employment, Construction, Housing and the Economy. In that period, she led many international trade delegations with Amsterdam companies and organisations.

In September 2001 Pauline Krikke became mayor of Arnhem. In 2007 she was appointed for another 6 years. From 2003 to 2007 she was also a member of the Taskforce Youth Unemployment. After 2 full terms, she decided not to continue as mayor for a third term. In July 2013 she resigned her post in Arnhem. In addition to her role as mayor, she was also a member of the board of the international Red Cross /Red Crescent Movement  from 2005 to 2013.

After resigning as mayor, Pauline Krikke established herself as an independent consultant and regulator for government and industry. From October 2014 she was general director of the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. Nevertheless, her main love remained public service. In 2015 she therefore became a member of the Senate. She resigned that membership when she was inaugurated as mayor of The Hague on 17 March 2017.

Career

Career
2017 – present Mayor of The Hague
2015 – 2017 Member of the Senate of the States General
2014 – 2015 General director of the National Maritime Museum
2001 – 2013 Mayor of Arnhem
1998 – 2001 Deputy Mayor (Economic Affairs and Employment, Construction, Housing and the Economy) of Amsterdam
1996 – 1998 Deputy Mayor (Economic Affairs, Port and Airport affairs) of Amsterdam
1986 – 1996 Owner Pauline Krikke Organisatie & Promotie

Contact

Secretariaat
Spui 70, kamer D.02.06
2511 BT Den Haag

Telephone: (070) 353 20 80
Fax: (070) 353 27 58
Email: burgemeester@denhaag.nl

Postal address
Gemeente Den Haag
Postbus 12600
2500 DJ Den Haag

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