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HE DIDIER REYNDERS

Federal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs

Born in Liège on August 6th, 1958

Married – 4 children

GOVERNMENT POSITIONS

  • 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

ACADEMICAL FUNCTIONS

  • Lecturer at the Hautes Ecoles commerciales of Liège
  • Staff member of the Public Law Department at the University of Liège
  • Guest lecturer at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain business school (UCL))

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 (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)
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