Alexander De Croo is deputy prime minister for Open Vld in the federal government. He is Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Post.
He is an Commercial Engineer (Solvay Business School, Brussels) and obtained an MBA at the Kellog School of Management (University of Chicago, USA). He worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, a global consulting firm on business strategy. In 2006 he founded his own company: Dats-ip, a consultancy firm on intellectual property rights.
In 2009 he went into politics. He participated in the European elections and in December 2009 he was elected chairman of the Open Vld party. In 2012 he became deputy prime minister and minister of Pensions in the Federal Government. In 2013 he became deputy chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Ageing within the World Economic Forum. Since October 2014, he is deputy prime minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Post in the federal government.