Ahmed Aboutaleb

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Ahmed Aboutaleb
أحمد أبو طالب
Aboutaleb Dutch politician kabinet Balkenende IV.jpg
Mayor of Rotterdam
Assumed office
2009
Deputy minister social affairs and employment
In office
2007–2008
Alderman of Amsterdam
In office
2004–2007
Personal details
Born (1961-08-29) 29 August 1961 (age 58)
Beni Sidel, Morocco
NationalityDutch, Moroccan
Political partyLabour Party
Alma matervocational university (telecommunication)
OccupationPolitician
civil servant
journalist

Ahmed Aboutaleb, Arabic: أحمد أبو طالب , (born August 29, 1961 in Beni Sidel) is a Dutch politician of Moroccan descent. He is a member of the Labour Party (PvdA) and the current mayor of Rotterdam.

Aboutaleb migrated to the Netherlands in 1976. He studied telecommunication and worked as a journalist and a civil servant. He was also director of Forum, an organisation aimed at multicultural issues.

From 2004 to 2007 he was an alderman of Amsterdam and from 2007 to 2008 deputy minister for social affairs and employment in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet.

Since January 2009 he has been mayor of Rotterdam.

Ahmed Aboutaleb is a Muslim, and married with four children.

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