Pauline Krikke is mayor of The Hague. She has a long career in local politics, having served as Mayor for the municipality of Arnhem between 2001 and 2013, prior to which she was alderman for Economic Affairs and Employment in Amsterdam. Alongside her work for Dutch municipalities, Pauline Krikke has driven international cooperation by leading cross-border trade missions with numerous companies and organisations from Amsterdam. Parallel to her position as mayor of Arnhem, Pauline Krikke served as board member of the international Red Cross/Red Crescent.
In 2013, Pauline Krikke established herself as independent consultant and supervisor for the public and private sector. She was managing director of the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam when she decided to become a member of the Dutch Upper House (“Eerste Kamer”), a role she left when she took office as mayor of The Hague on 17 March 2017.