G.J.M. (Gerben-Jan) Gerbrandy

foto G.J.M. (Gerben-Jan) Gerbrandy
Source: Parlement.com.

Gerban Jan Gerbrandy (1967) is a member of the European Parliament since 2009 on behalf of D66, the Dutch centre liberal party. Prior to his election Gerbrandy was senior political advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Safety. As MEP he member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and is involved in committees on relations with neighbouring countries.


Personal data

Name and surname

Gerben Jan Gerbrandy

Date of birth

June 28th 1967

Place of birth

The Hague (The Netherlands)




public administration, Leiden University


Political Affiliation


D66 (Dutch centre liberal party)


ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe)

Selected party political functions

  • member of the electorial campaign team for the European elections of 1999
  • international secretary, May 2007 to July 2011



  • political assistent to Joris Voorhoeve (director Clingendael Institute), 1993 to 1994
  • personal assistent to Doeke Eisma (member of the European Parliament), 1994 to 1998
  • political advisor to Gerrit Ybema (junior minister), 1999 to 2001
  • secretary to D66 in the Dutch House of Representatives, 2001 to 2004
  • senior political advisor, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Safety, 2004 to July 2009
  • elected member of the European Parliament, since July 2009


Selected political achievements

  • rapporteur on biodiversity in 2012; wanted to strengthen EU involvement in that policy area
  • rapporteur on resource efficiency in 2012
  • rapporteur on the budget of EU-agencies; wanted to merge CEPOL (EU police academy) with EUROPOL (EU law enforcement agency)