Party affiliation: Liberal Party - Dutch Speaking Wing
Local councillor, Kapellen, since 1971. Partij voor Vrijheid en Vooruitgang (Party for Reform and Freedom) member of Chamber of Reps, for district of Antwerp, 1974-1985. Former Secretary General, Partij voor Vrijheid en Vooruitgang (Party for Reform and Freedom).
Community Minister for Housing, 1981-1985. Mayor, Kapellen, since 1983. Minister of the Middle Classes, 1985-1988.
Senator; Senate Finance Committee. Flemish council Committee on Housing and Urban Renewal. Industrialist.