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HE Kris PEETERS

HE Kris PEETERS
Federal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs, in charge of Foreign Trade, Poverty Reduction, Equal Opportunities and Persons with a disability

Born on May 18th, 1962. Married.

 

POLITICAL CAREER

2014 -                  Deputy Prime Minister, federal Government (Belgium)

2014 -                  Minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs, in charge of Foreign Trade, federal Government (Belgium)

2009-2014           Minister-President, Government of Flanders (Belgium)

2009-2014          Minister for Economy, Foreign Policy, Agriculture and Rural Policy, Government of Flanders (Belgium)

2007-2009           Minister-President, Government of Flanders (Belgium)

2007-2009          Minister for Institutional Reform, Administrative Affairs, Foreign Policy, Media, Tourism, Ports, Agriculture, Sea Fisheries and Rural Policy, Government of Flanders (Belgium)

2004-2007          Minister for Public Works, Energy, Environment and Nature, Government of Flanders (Belgium)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1999-2004           Managing Director, UNIZO (Organisation of Self-Employed and SMEs)

1994-1999           Secretary General, UNIZO, Brussels

1991-1994           Director Research Department, UNIZO, Brussels

1989-1991           Lecturer, Limburg University Centre, Hasselt

1988-1991           Counsellor fiscal matters, UNIZO, Brussels

1986-1988           Lawyer, Storme, Leroy, Van Parys and Doolaege, Ghent

 

EDUCATION

Special degree in Accountancy and Tax Law, Vlerick School of Management, Ghent

M.A. in Law, University of Antwerp, Antwerp

B.A. in Philosophy, University of Antwerp, Antwerp

 

HONORARY TITLES

2008      Honorary Degree, Moscow Sate Institute of International Relations

2005      Honorary Managing Director, UNIZO

2005      Honorary Secretary-General, FVIB (Federation of self-employed professionals)

2005      Honorary President, FBS (Flanders Business School)