Mr Didier Reynders was appointed Belgium's Finance Minister on 12 July 1999. At the same time he became EIB Governor for Belgium.
Prior to his appointment as Minister of Finance, Mr Reynders served as Head of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice and Institutional Reform between 1987 and 1988. In 1988, he was appointed municipal councillor in Liège, then Vice-President of the MR (Reform Movement) and Member of the Chamber of Representatives in 1992. In 1995, Mr Reynders was elected President of the PRL-FDF Group (Liberal Reform Party) in the Chamber, President of the MR Provincial Federation and Head of the PRL Group on the Municipal Council of the City of Liège. Mr Reynders was President of the MR Liège Arrondissment from 1995 to 2004 and has been President of the MR since 11 October 2004.
Mr Reynders was born on 6 August 1958 in Liège. He holds a degree in law from the University of Liège.