CURRICULUM VITAE
 
      
FRANCOIS-XAVIER DE DONNEA        


BORN in Edegem , Belgium, on April 29, 1941.

NATIONALITY : Belgian.

MARRIED to Yolaine de Villegas, Belgian citizen

UNIVERSITY DEGREES.

Bachelor of Economics and of Applied Economics (U. of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).

MBA (U. of California, Berkeley).

Ph.D. in Economics (Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN.

French, Dutch, English, Spanish; passive knowledge of German.

PRESENT FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES.

Minister of State (Member of the Crown Council).

Member Honorary of the Belgian House of Representatives;

President of the Sahel and West Africa Club (OCDE); www.oecd.org/SWAC;

Member of the Board of the MEDEA Institute (Research Institute on Euro-Arab Dialogue), www.medeainstitute.org;

Member of the Board of the Royal Institute for International Relations - Egmont (Belgium);

Member of the Strategic Council of the "Université Saint Joseph", Beyrouth, Lebanon;

Member of the Board of the Virunga Foundation (UK ), and of Virunga Fund (US), www.virunga.org

Professor Emeritus of the University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).

PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Professor at the University of Louvain- Economics and Public Management (1971-1997)

Member of the Belgian Parliament (1981-1989; 1991-2000; 2003-2014).

Member of the European Parliament 1989-1991.

Secretary of State for Development Cooperation (1983-1985).

Minister of Defense (1985-1988).

Mayor of the City of Brussels (1995-2000).

Minister-President of the Brussels- Capital Region, also in charge of Scientific Research (2000-2003).

President of the EU Council of Ministers on Research during the Belgian Presidency of July-December 2001.