Eerste minister van België • Premier ministre de Belgique

Alexander
De Croo

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Title of the presentation

Impact van COVID-19 op onze economie en bedrijven

Biography

Alexander De Croo (°1975) is currently Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Development Cooperation. From 2014 to 2018, he was responsible for the Digital Agenda, Post and Telecom in the Belgian Federal Cabinet. From 2012 to 2014 he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Pensions. Before taking the office of Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo was Party Chairman of Open Vld, the Flemish liberal-democrats. In 2010, he was elected Senator, scoring third in the popular vote in Flanders.

In 2015, he was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is also member of the Global Agenda Council on Europa at the WEF. In 2018, UNICEF appointed Alexander De Croo as Champion of Generation Unlimited, a new global partnership that aims for more opportunities for young people between the ages of 10 and 24.

Prior to politics, Alexander De Croo was an active entrepreneur in the field of intellectual property rights. He started his professional career as a business consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. Alexander holds a degree in Business Engineering from the Free University of Brussels and an MBA from Kellogg School of
Management (Northwestern University, Chicago).

In 2018, Alexander De Croo published a book on gender equality, 'The Age of Women', released in Dutch, French and English.