Executive Director of Europol

Catherine De Bolle

Executive Director of Europol


Catherine De Bolle is born in February 1970 in Aalst, Belgium.

Professional Activities

  • May 2018 onwards: Europol Executive Director
  • March 2012 - April 2018: General Commissioner of the Belgian Federal Police.
  • November 2001 to February 2012: Chief of the local police of the city of Ninove.
  • From 1994 to November 2001: Legal expert and officer at the Gendarmerie General Directorate of Human Resources.

References & Special Mentions

  • 8 March 2018: Appointment as Europol’s Executive Director, EU JHA Council
  • October 2017: Officier de l’ Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (France’s highest civilian honour La Légion d’Honneur)
  • From November 2015 until November 2018: Member of the Executive Committee of INTERPOL
  • June 2015 to April 2018: President of the Coordination Committee for Intelligence and Security
  • January 2015: Awarded Public Manager of the Year
  • From 2007 to January 2012: Vice-President of the “Board of chiefs of the local police”
  • 2011: Member of the “Police Reform Commission” representing the local police
  • March 2012 to April 2018: Member of the Federal Police Council
  • Member of international police forums:
    • Pearls in Policing, President of the international working group ‘The Future of Policing’
    • March 2012 to April 2018: Member of the Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security of the European Union.




  • Ghent University - Law - legal expert/lawyer, 1993
  • Royal Gendarmerie Academy, School for Officers - officer with the Gendarmerie, 1994 to 1997

Marital status: Married, 3 sons

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