European Competitive Telecommunications Association

Minister Alexander De Croo

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation

Digital Agenda, Post and Telecommunications for Belgium

Alexander De Croo is Open-Vld Deputy Prime Minister in the Belgian Federal Cabinet. He is also Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services. Before taking the office of deputy prime Minister, Alexander De Croo was Senator and party chairman of Open Vld, the Flemish liberal-democrats. 

Graduated in Business Engineering (Solvay Business School, Brussels), Alexander De Croo completed an MBA at the Kellog School of Management (University of Chicago - United States), in 2004. Between 1999 and 2006, he was employed as a strategy consultant at The The Boston Consulting Group, one of the leading management consulting firms worldwide. In 2006, he founded his own company: Darts-IP, a consulting company in the field of intellectual property rights, which today operates throughout the world.

In 2009 he went into politics. He participated in the European elections and in December 2009 he was elected chairman of the Open Vld party. In 2012 he became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Pensions in the Federal Government. In 2013 he became deputy chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Ageing within the World Economic Forum. Since tha year, he is also a member of the Global Agenda Council on Europe of the World Economic Forum.

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