© Julie de Bellaing

I was born in Ixelles on January 15, 1975. I spent my childhood in in Grez-Doiceau (Wallonia), my adolescence and student days in Brussels to finally settle down in Rhode-Saint-Genèse

After obtaining a degree in Applied Communications – Advertising at the IHECS (Institut des Hautes Etudes de Communications Sociales), I started working as a financial officer at the European Commission after which I completed an advanced Master’s degree in financial management at the “Institut Supérieur Saint-Louis”. After my experience at the European Commission, I worked in a law firm as a financial and economic advisor.

Following my first election as a council member in Rhode-Saint-Genèse, I decided to entirely devote myself to the management of the municipality. I then pursued my political activities and got elected at the Provincial Council, at the House of Representatives and as the President of the “MR Périphérie”.

I subsequently join the Federal Government on September 21, 2015, in which I currently hold the position of Minister of the Budget and Civil Services, responsible of the National Lottery and scientific Policy.

Working for the benefit of the community has always guided my professional and political life. Day after day, I try to improve the everyday life of everyone in a dynamic, rigorous and transparent way. My political actions are guided by the liberal values which have always been defended by the Mouvement Réformateur.

Beyond my great interest in financial and economic matters, I am also sensitive to societal problems in the broadest sense: family life, work-life balance, gender equality, education, sports, help and support of the sick and elder.

Committed to the unity of my country and its different communities, I want to live freely in an environment where everyone’s rights are respected. Having an Australian husband and children who are being educated in Dutch, I am the first to cherish linguistic and cultural diversity, a source of wealth for Belgium.

More generally, I wish to participate actively in the construction of a civic, responsible and sustainable society in which everyone feels safe. A society where one can develop oneself fully and freely.

To achieve this goal, there is no quick fix. I am convinced that the multiplication of initiatives, both public and individual, will ultimately make the difference to make Belgium a country with a robust economy where the quality of life of everyone continues to improve.

Political life

First Alderman since 2006, I am in charge of the finances, the budget, the Fr. School, the local businesses en the Communication.

I am Head of UF Political group at the Provincial Council since 2013.

As an elected individual I am also member of the local police council and represent the interests of our commune as a director at Finilek.

I am also very active inside the MR at a local level as well as on a larger scale (President of the MR for the communes surrounding Brussels).

Local councilor elected in Uccle in 2000, I had a few mandates in various organizations both locally and regionally in subjects as diverse as youth, children, employment, cable distribution as well as electricity and gaz..

You will find the list on those mandates on the French and Flemish version of this website.

Resume

  • First Alderman (Finances – Budget – Fr. School – Communication and Local Businesses) in Rhode-Saint-Genèse since 2007.
  • Member of parliament since octobre 2014
  • Head of UF political group at the Provincial Council of Vlaams Brabant from 2013.
  • Member of the local Police council for the zone Rhode – Linkebeek – Drogenbos since 2007.
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Finilek since 2013.
    President of the MR of the communes surrounding Brussels since 2013.
  • Member of the Board of Directors at l’IWVB (Intercommunale for Water) from 2007 until 2013.
  • President of the local MR from 2009 until 2013.
    Municipal Councilor in Uccle from 2000 to 2005.
  • President of the non lucrative association (ASBL) «Service Ucclois à la Jeunesse » from 2000 to 2005.
  • Financial and economic advisor at a law firm from September 2005 to January 2007.
  • Financial Officer at European Commission for projects related to Development Cooperation in Asia and then to project related to the enlargement of Europe between 1998 and 2003.
  • Risk Management class followed at ICHEC-entreprise in 2006.
  • Special bachelor’s degree in Financial Management at l’Institut Supérieur de Commerce Saint Louis in 2002.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Communication – Adverstising and Marketing at l’Institut des Hautes Etudes de Communication Sociales (IHECS) in 1997.

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