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Herman Van Rompuy

Herman Van Rompuy

President Emeritus of the European Council | Minister of State | Assemblee Speakers is the official booking agent of Herman Van Rompuy. Contact Herman Van Rompuy as keynote speaker at your event directly through Assemblee Speakers!

Category
Politics, Economy & Finance
Type
Expert | Thought leader, Politician
Employability
Keynote speaker, Expert
Theme
European Economics (Macro), European Foreign Policy, European Politics
Languages
English Dutch F
Origin
Belgium

Timeline

  • 2009
  • President of the European Council (dec 2006-2014)
  • 2008
  • Prime Minister (dec 2008-nov 2009)
  • 2007
  • Royal Explorer (sept 2007) Royal conciliator (oct 2007)
  • 2007
  • july 2007-dec 2008 Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • 2004
  • Minister of State (since jan. 2004)
  • 1995
  • 1995-2009 MP in the House of Representatives
  • 1993
  • sept. 1993-july 1999 Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Budget
  • 1988
  • 1988-1993 C.V.P.-party National President
  • 1988
  • 1988-1995 Senator
  • 1980
  • 1980-1985 C.V.P.-negotiator for the government formation Martens-III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and Dehaene I, II
  • 1978
  • 1978-2009 Member of the National C.V.P. Buro
  • 1973
  • 1973-1977 National vice-president C.V.P.-Jongeren

Biography

Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council and former Prime Minister of Belgium, is now President of the European Policy Centre and a visiting Professor in several universities (the College of Europe, UCL, KULeuven, yetc).

As a former economist at the National Bank of Belgium, he began his political career in 1973 as national vice-president of his party's youth council, before holding various responsibilities within his party and in the Belgian Parliament and government, serving in turn as Senator (1988-1995), Secretary of State for Finance and Small Businesses (1988), Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Budget (1993-1999), Member of Parliament (1995-2009), Minister of State (2004), and Speaker of the House of Representatives (2007-2008).

At the time of his first appointment as President of the European Council in 2009, he was Prime Minister of Belgium. He was the first full-time President to take office when the Lisbon Treaty came into force.

Herman Van Rompuy has been awarded many honours and prizes, among which the Charlemagne Prize - Internationale Karlspreis (29 May 2014). In 2015, King Philippe II of Belgium ennobled Herman Van Rompuy by making him a Count.

He was born in Etterbeek (Brussels), on 31 October 1947, and is married with Geertrui Windels. Together they have four children and nine grandchildren.

Employability

Keynote speaker
Expert

Speaker

Career history

Attaché research center, National Bank of Belgium (1972-1975)

Adviser Cabinet Prime Minister L. Tindemans (1975-1978)

Adviser Cabinet Minister of Finance G. Geens (1978-1980)

Director Centrum voor Politieke, Economische en Sociale Studies (research centre of the Christian Democrats) (1980-1988)

Professor Handelshogeschool Antwerpen (1980-1987)

Professor Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool Brussel (VLEKHO) (1982-2008)

Professor Université Catholique de Louvain and College of Europe (Bruges), Sciences Po (Paris) and KUL (Leuven) (all in 2015)

President of the European Policy Center, Brussels (2015)

President of the College of Europe (2019)

 

Political career

National vice-president C.V.P.-Jongeren (1973-1977)

Member of the National C.V.P. Buro (1978-2009)

C.V.P.-negotiator for the government formation Martens-III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and Dehaene I, II (1980-1995)

Senator (1988-1995)

Secretary of State of Finance and Small Businesses (May 1988-Sept. 1988)

C.V.P.-party National President (Sept. 1988-Sept. 1993)

Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Budget (Sept. 1993-July 1999)

MP in the House of Representatives (1995 -2009)

Minister of State (since Jan. 2004)

Speaker of the House of Representatives (July 2007- Dec. 2008)

Royal Explorer (Sep. 2007)

Royal Conciliator (Oct. 2007)

Prime Minister (Dec. 2008 - Nov. 2009)

President of the European Council (Dec. 2009 - 2014)

Literature

Topics

European Economics (Macro)
European Foreign Policy
European Politics