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Benoit Hellings

First Alderman. Alderman of Climate and Sports.

Benoit Hellings was born in 1978 and he has lived in Brussels since 1996. It was love at first sight because he was fascinated by the diversity, dynamics and opportunities of the city!

Benoit Hellings studied political science at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and joined Ecolo in 2000. After four years of research at the ULB he became press officer at Visit Brussels, where he introduced the city to foreign journalists who passed through the capital. In 2007, he participated for the first time in an election and he became the first successor in the Senate. From 2009 he became a Senator.

In 2011 he was chairman of the Board of Directors of the Port of Brussels, in parallel with tasks in various regional ministerial cabinets. In 2014 he was directly elected to the Chamber of Representatives for Brussels and he became vice-chairman of the National Defense Commission.

In 2017 he was appointed as the leader of the Ecolo-Groen list for the municipal elections for the City of Brussels. On 3 December 2018, he took the oath as First Alderman, Alderman of Climate and Sports of the City.

Benoit Hellings believes that the fight against climate change and the preservation of biodiversity is the political issue of his generation. He now exercises powers at the municipal level that enable people in Brussels to move (sports), and to eat and breathe well (environment and climate).

Benjamin Adnet
Communication Manager
City Hall
Grand-Place
1000 Brussels
Tel.: 02 279 47 14
Mobile: 0498 91 84 38
E-mail: benjamin.adnet@brucity.be

Els Wauters
Press officer (NL)
City Hall
Grand-Place
1000 Brussels
Tel.: 02 279 48 18
E-mail: els.wauters@brucity.be

Press releases are only available in Dutch and French.