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A. Wolfsen LL.M.

Aleid Wolfsen was appointed Chairman of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, AP) in 2016. He had previously been involved in the Dutch Data Protection Authority as a member of its Advisory Council.

Curriculum vitae

Before being appointed Chairman of the Dutch Data Protection Authority, Wolfsen worked in politics as well as in the judiciary.

Brief curriculum vitae:

  • 2008 - 2014: Mayor of Utrecht
  • 2002 - 2008: Member of the House of Representatives representing the Dutch Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid, PvdA)
  • 2001 - 2002: Vice-president of the District Court of Haarlem       
  • 1998 - 2001: Judge in Amsterdam
  • 1995 - 1998: Ministry of Justice, amongst other things as project leader for Judicial System Review
  • 1979 - 1994: Various positions at the Public Prosecution Service and at the District Court in Zwolle.

Wolfsen graduated in law at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 1993.

Other positions

  • 2014 - present: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sena, the organisation representing the rights of musicians and producers
  • 2014 - present: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the foundation for the care of veterans (Stichting de Basis)
  • 2016 - present: Member of the Supervisory Board of the foundation of the hospital Bartholomeus Gasthuis (Stichting Bartholomeus Gasthuis)
  • 2016 - present: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the drinking water company Oasen n.v.
  • 2016 - present: Member of the Court of Arbitration for the Building Industry in the Netherlands
  • 2016 - present: Member of the Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (in official capacity)
  • 2017 - present: Member of the Supervisory Board of the foundation for connecting opera and society (Stichting Operamakers)
  • 2018 - present: Chairman of the Supervisory and Advisory Board of the Institute for victims of asbestos (Instituut Asbestslachtoffers).