Alexandra van Huffelen has been the General Director of GVB, the body that manages Amsterdam’s public transport, since June 2014. Between 2000 and 2010, she worked at the energy company Essent, where her roles included director of the Deutsche Essent business unit and New Energy. After the municipal elections of 2010, van Huffelen was appointed as an alderman in Rotterdam. Her portfolio was Sustainability, the City Centre and Outdoor Space, a post she held representing the party D66. Her responsibilities included the sustainable development of the city, the redevelopment of the city centre, managing and maintaining public spaces and creating more green space in and around Rotterdam.