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HE DIDIER REYNDERS

HE DIDIER REYNDERS
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, and of Defense

 

Born in Liège on August 6th, 1958

Married – 4 children

Government positions: Deputy Prime Minister since 12th July 1999

• Minister of Finance (1999 - 2011)

• Chairman of the Eurogroup (January - December 2001)

• President of the Ecofin (July - December 2001 / July 2010 - December 2010)

• Member of the G7 in 2001

• Chairman of the G10, which is the meeting of the main creditor States, in 2002

• Minister in charge of the Belgian Buildings Agency (2003 - 2011)

• Deputy Prime Minister since 18 July 2004

• Minister of Institutional Reforms (2004 - 2011)

• Minister in charge of the National Lottery, the Federal Holding and Investment Company (FHIC) and the insurance companies (2007 - 2011)

• Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs (2011 - 2014)

• Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, in charge of Beliris and Federal Cultural Institutions since 11 October 2014, and of Defence since 9th December 2018

 

Academical functions

• Student-assistant of Professor François Perin – Faculty of Law of the University of Liège (1979-1982)

• Lecturer / Visiting Professor at the Hautes Etudes commerciales of Liège (1989-2004)

• Visiting Professor – HEC Management School of the University of Liège (2005-2017)

• Visiting Lecturer at the Louvain School of Management – Université catholique de Louvain (2007 – to this day)

• Lecturer at the Université libre de Bruxelles (2017- 2019)

 

Political activities

• Chief of staff of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and Institutional Reforms, Jean Gol (1987 - 1988)

• Member of the Liège Town Council (1988 - 2012)

• Leader of the MR Group of the Liège Town Council (1995 - 2012)

• Deputy Chairman of the MR (1992 - 2004)

• Member of Parliament since 1992

• Chairman of the PRL-FDF Group (1995 - 1999)

• Chairman of the Provincial and District MR Federation of Liege (1995-2004)

• Member of the Bureau and Deputy Chairman of the Liberal International (2005 - 2011)

• Chairman of the Mouvement Réformateur (2004 - 2011)

• Member and Leader of the MR Group of the Uccle Town Council (since 3 December 2012)

• Chairman of the Brussels MR Federation (since 12 January 2013)

 

Professional activities

• Lawyer (1981 - 1985)

• Director General of the Local Authorities Department of the Ministry of the Walloon Region (1985 - 1988)

• Chairman of the National Railway Company of Belgium (1986 - 1991)

• Chairman of the National Society of Airways (1991 - 1993)