Alexander De Croo is current 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 and between 2012 and 2014 he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Pensions. Before integrating the Office of Deputy Prime Minister, De Croo was Party Chairman of the Open Vld in the Flemish liberal-democrats. In 2010, he was elected Senator, scoring third in the popular vote in Flanders.
In 2015, De Croo was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is also a member of the Global Agenda Council on Europe at the WEF. In 2018, UNICEF appointed De Croo Champion of Generation Unlimited, a global partnership that aims to foster opportunities for young people between 10 and 24.
Before becoming a politician, De Croo was an active entrepreneur in the field of intellectual property rights. He started in professional career as a business consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.
In 2018, De Croo published a book on gender equality The Age of Women released in Dutch, French and English.