Guy VERHOFSTADT : Curriculum vitae 

Original version : NL 

Curriculum vitae (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)  
Updated: 05/04/2019 

Education (qualifications and diplomas) 

  • 1971-1975 : University, Law, University of Ghent

Political career 

Offices held in a political party or national trade union  
  • 1979-1981 : National Chair, Young PVV
  • 1982-1985 : National Chair, PVV
  • 1989-1992 : National Chair, PVV
  • 1992-1995 : National Chair, VLD
  • 1995-2014 : Minister of State
  • 1997-1999 : National Chair, VLD
  • 2009-2009 : Interim National Chair, Open VLD
Offices held in local government bodies  
  • 1976-1982 : Member of Ghent City Council
  • 2007-2009 : Member of Ghent City Council
  • 2019 : Member of Ghent City Council
Offices held in a national parliament  
  • 1978-1995 : Member of the Chamber of Representatives
  • 1995-1999 : Member of the Senate
Offices held in a national government  
  • 1985-1988 : Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Budget, Scientific Research and the Plan
  • 1999-2008 : Prime Minister
Offices held in the EU institutions  
  • 2001-2001 : President of the Council of the European Union
  • 2009-2014 : Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the ALDE Group
  • 2014 : Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the ALDE Group

Other activities 

  • 2009-2014 : APG Nederland: Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board
  • 2010-2016 : Exmar: independent Director
  • 2013-2016 : Exmar: independent member of the Remuneration Committee
  • 2013 : Sofina: member of the Board of Directors
  • 2013 : EIPA: Chair of the Board of Governors

Honours 

  • Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold

Contact 

  • Bruxelles 

    Parlement européen
    Bât. WILLY BRANDT
    06M115
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
     
  • Strasbourg 

    Parlement européen
    Bât. WINSTON CHURCHILL
    M02103
    1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
    CS 91024
    F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex
     
  • Postal address 

    European Parliament
    Rue Wiertz
    Willy Brandt 06M115
    1047 Brussels
     
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