HE Sophie WILMÈS

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF BELGIUM AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AND FOREIGN TRADE AND THE FEDERAL CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

 

Politics

Since October 2020: Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Federal Cultural Institutions

Prime Minister of Belgium from October 2019 to October 2020

Minister of the Budget and Civil Service, in charge of the National Lottery and Science Policy from 2015 to 2019

Member of Sint-Genesius-Rode Municipal Council since 2007, serving as First Alderwoman (finance, the budget, French-speaking education, communication and the local economy) from 2007 to 2015

Member of the local police board for the Rode – Linkebeek – Drogenbos zone since 2007

Member of the Belgian Federal Parliament (member of the Finance & Budget, Defence, and Economy & Employment committees) from 2014 to 2015

Head of the Union of Francophones (UF) group on Flemish Brabant Provincial Council from 2013 to 2014

Director at Finilek from 2013 to 2014

Director at the intermunicipal water company IWVB from 2007 to 2013

Chair of the French-speaking liberal Reformist Movement party (MR) in the municipalities surrounding Brussels since 2013

Chair of the Sint-Genesius-Rode branch of MR from 2009 to 2013

Member of Uccle Municipal Council from 2000 to 2005

Chair of the Uccle non-profit youth organisation Service Ucclois à la Jeunesse from 2000 to 2005

Career outside politics

Economic and financial advisor in a business law firm from September 2005 to January 2007

Financial Officer at the European Commission, handling projects relating to development cooperation in Asia and subsequently projects relating to EU enlargement, between 1998 and 2003

Higher education

Risk Management course at ICHEC Entreprise in 2006

Special degree in Financial Management at the Institut Supérieur de Commerce Saint-Louis in 2002

Degree in Applied Communication – Advertising and Marketing at the Institute for Higher Social Communication Studies (IHECS) in 1997