Deputy Mayor Ingrid van Engelshoven
The Hague’s alderman for the Knowledge Economy, International Affairs, Youth and Education as well as the HaagseHout and Loosduinen districts
Ingrid K. van Engelshoven was born in Delfzijl on 12 July 1966. She grew up in Belgium and studied political science at Radboud University Nijmegen (KatholiekeUniversiteit Nijmegen) and law at Leiden University. It was during her college days that she became involved in politics, chairing the Nijmegen chapter of the social-liberal D66 party from 1987 to 1989.
In 1989 Ingrid became a D66 staff member in the Lower House of Parliament (TweedeKamer) and served as secretary to party leader Thom de Graaf until 1996.
She has worked as a consultant in public administration, as head of two strategy sections at the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management from 2000 to 2004 and as the director of StichtingVerantwoordAlcoholgebruik (STIVA) from 2004 to 2009.
Following her work as deputy chairman of the D66 from 2000 to 2003, Ingrid has been the chairman of the national party since 2007. Since 2009 she has been a partner at the consultancy Dröge& Van Drimmelen and has served as the acting director of the Centrum voorMerk en Communicatie (CMC) in Amsterdam.
Ingrid is married and has a daughter.