Alexander De Croo (1975) is currently Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Development Cooperation. From 2014 to 2018, he was responsible for the Digital Agenda, Post and Telecom in the Belgian Federal Cabinet. From 2012 to 2014 he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Pensions. Before taking the office of Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo was Party Chairman of Open Vld, the Flemish liberal-democrats. In 2010, he was elected Senator.
Prior to politics, he was an active entrepreneur in the field of intellectual property rights. He started his professional career as a business consultant for The Boston Consulting Group.
He holds a degree in Business Engineering from the Free University of Brussels and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University, Chicago).