Sylvana Simons

Dutch presenter / journalist / politician

Sylvana Hildegard Simons (born 31 January 1971) is a Dutch life and performance coach, anti-racism activist, and politician. She is party leader of BIJ1.

Sylvana Simons
Sylvana Simons in De Balie.jpg
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
31 March 2021
Parliamentary group leader
Assumed office
18 March 2021
Municipal councillor of Amsterdam
In office
29 March 2018 – 1 November 2020
Party leader BIJ1
Assumed office
December 2016
Personal details
Sylvana Hildegard Simons

(1971-01-31) 31 January 1971 (age 50)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Political partyBIJ1 (2016-)
DENK (2016)
ResidenceAmsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Simons was born in Paramaribo. She worked as a dancer, as a VJ at TMF, and presented radio and TV programs.

In 2016, she founded Article 1 party, which was renamed as BIJ1 in 2017. From 2018 to 2020, she was a councillor in Amsterdam.

She was list puller of BIJ1 in the 2021 Dutch general election. BIJ1 gained one seat, so she has been both parliamentary group leader and an MP since March 2021.


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