Wassila Hachchi

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Wassila Hachchi
Born January 6, 1980
Nationality Moroccan, Dutch
Occupation Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy
Years active 2003 - 2007

Wassila Hachchi (born January 6, 1980 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch politician and former civil servant and Royal Netherlands Navy officer. As a member of Democrats 66 (D66) she has been an MP since June 17, 2010. She focuses on matters of defense, development aid and Kingdom relations.

Early life and education[edit]

Hachchi is of Moroccan descent and grew up in Breda. She has a degree in business administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and was educated at the Royal Netherlands Naval College. She was commissioned in the Royal Netherlands Navy as a logistical officer from 2003 to 2007.


Hachchi worked as a civil servant at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and as the head of the Planning and Control department in the Catering Service of the Armed Service Support Command (Commando Dienstencentra) of the Ministry of Defence for several years. On June 17, 2010, Hachchi was sworn in as a Liberal-Democrat member of the Dutch Parliament.[1]

In May 2015, Hachchi gave a TED talk at TEDx Amsterdam Women regarding social media and politics.[2] In June 2015, Hachchi advised that all military pilots undergo mandatory psychological testing.[3]


  1. ^ "Wassila Hachchi: Bio". Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Breda politician Wassila Hachchi: social media with digital depth". BN DeStem. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Janene van Jaarsveldt (3 June 2015). "D66: PILOTS MUST TAKE PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMS". NL Times. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 

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