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Mohamed Ridouani

Mohamed Ridouani

Mayor - City of Leuven

Bio

Mohamed Ridouani (42) is Mayor in the city of Leuven since January 2019 and was previously responsible for Education, Sustainability, Economy and Urban Development.He stands for positive change and aims to turn Leuven into one of the most caring, green and prosperous cities in Europe, in cooperation with the citizens, knowledge institutions, companies and organisations.He’s the inspirer of Leuven 2030, in which more than 500 companies, organizations and citizens are united to turn Leuven into a sustainable and CO2-neutral city. He also initiated Leuven MindGate, an economic platform with 400 members that will boost Leuven as the world’s hotspot for health, technology and creativity.For this groundbreaking governance model based on innovation and inclusion, Leuven has been named European Capital of Innovation by the European Commission.