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    1. Curriculum Vitae

    Personal information:

    • Belgian, born in May 1962


    • January 2021 – onwards: Vice-President of the European Investment Bank
    • 2019 – January 2021: 
      • Member of the European Parliament (EPP) ; Head of the Belgian Delegation EPP; Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection; Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs ; Committee on Foreign Affairs ; Subcommittee on Security and Defence ; President of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly ; Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China ; Convenor of the Hong Kong Friendship Group
    • 2014-2019:
      • Deputy Prime Minister, federal Government (Belgium)
    • 2018-2019:
      • Minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs, in charge of Foreign Trade, Combating Poverty, Equal Opportunities, and Disabled People, federal Government (Belgium)
    • 2014-2018:
      • Minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs, in charge of Foreign Trade, federal Government (Belgium)
    • 2009-2014:
      • Minister-President, Government of Flanders (Belgium)
    • 2009-2014:
      • Minister for Economy, Foreign Policy, Agriculture and Rural Policy, Government of Flanders (Belgium)
    • 2007-2009:
      • Minister-President, Government of Flanders (Belgium)
    • 2007-2009:
      • Minister for Institutional Reform, Administrative Affairs, Foreign Policy, Media, Tourism, Ports, Agriculture, Sea Fisheries and Rural Policy, Government of Flanders (Belgium)
    • 2004-2007:
      • Minister for Public Works, Energy, Environment and Nature, Government of Flanders (Belgium)
    • 1999-2004:
      • Managing Director, UNIZO (Organisation of Self-Employed and SMEs)
    • 1994-1999:
      • Secretary General, UNIZO, Brussels
    • 1991-1994:
      • Director Research Department, UNIZO, Brussels
    • 1989-1991:
      • Lecturer, Limburg University Centre, Hasselt
    • 1988-1991:
      • Counsellor fiscal matters, UNIZO, Brussels
    • 1986-1988:
      • Lawyer, Strome, Leroy, Van Parys and Doolaege, Ghent


    • Special degree in Accountancy and Tax Law, Vlerick School of Management, Ghent
    • M.A. in Law, University of Antwerp, Antwerp
    • B.A. in Philosophy, University of Antwerp, Antwerp

    Last updated: 11 January 2021 (this CV is based on information provided to the EIB by the person concerned)

    2. Areas of oversight & Declaration of Interest

    Vice-President Peeters oversees the following areas:

    • Financing transport
    • Financing security and defence
    • Financing operations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
    • Relations with the European Parliament and NATO

    Other functions

    • Long-Term Investors Club (LTIC) (with President Hoyer leading)