Curriculum vitae Alexandra van Huffelen

Alexandra van Huffelen
State Secretary for Finance - Benefits and Customs

Personal details

Full name: Alexandra Carla van Huffelen
Place and date of birth: Leiden, 21 July 1968
Place of residence: Utrecht
Civil status: married


1986: Secondary education, De Vlietschans, Leiden
1992: Public administration, Leiden University and Erasmus University, Rotterdam
1993: Public finances for senior civil servants


From 1992 onwards, Alexandra van Huffelen held various positions in the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. In 1997 she became director of Projectbureau Energie 2050, which promoted sustainable energy in the province of North Brabant. From 2000 to 2010 she worked for energy company Essent, where she held various positions in the Netherlands and abroad.

In 2010 she became a member of the municipal executive of Rotterdam responsible for sustainability, the city centre and outdoor spaces. In 2014 she became director-general of Amsterdam’s public transport company, GVB.

On 29 January 2020 Alexandra van Huffelen was appointed State Secretary for Finance - Benefits and Customs  in the third Rutte government.

Party political positions and outside activities

Ms Van Huffelen has held a wide range of roles relating to both her official and outside activities. From 1995 to 2012 she was a supervisory board member and held other supervisory positions at organisations including The Brabant Orchestra, the Van Neynsel nursing home group and the municipal utility company of the German city of Bremen.

From 2014 to 2020 she was a member of the board of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), the rail sector knowledge platform Railforum and the National Public Transport Consultation Committee. In 2018 and 2019 she was vice-chair of the supervisory board of Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven. From 2017 to 2019 she was chair of the board of trustees of the Guarantee Fund for the Healthcare Sector.

Between 2015 and 2019 Ms Van Huffelen was chair of the national fundraising committee for the D66 political party. In 2018 and 2019 she was a member of the transport and mobility roundtable for negotiations on the National Climate Agreement. From 2019 she was a member of the Senate for D66, with the portfolio of economic affairs and climate policy, care and taxation.