Party affiliation: Christian Social Party
Deputy, since 1974; Local Councillor, since 1983. Secretary of State for Public Health and Policy for Disabled, 1985-1988. Secretary of State for Finance, September since 1988.
Professional career: Development Engineer, Building Firm. Professor of Bio-Chemistry, MSTOGent, Sint-Geertrui. Co-founder of Monikenheide centre for Short Stays.
Director, Monikenheide Centre, 1973-1984. Co-founder of Activity Centre for mentally handicapped, Monnikenbos.