Sophie Wilmès

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Mouvement Réformateur
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Field of expertise: Finance and budget, Communication, Culture, Childcare, Self-employment, Sustainability.

Sophie Wilmès has been federal deputy since July 2022 and first alderwoman in Rhode-Saint-Genèse since September 2022. She was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade, and the Federal Cultural Institutions from 2020 to 2022. She was the Prime Minister of Belgium from October 2019 to October 2020.

Sophie was the Minister of the Budget and Civil Service, in charge of the National Lottery and Science Policy from 2015 to 2019 and a Member of Sint-Genesius-Rode Municipal Council since 2007, serving as First Alderwoman (finance, the budget, French-speaking education, communication and the local economy) from 2007 to 2015.  

She was a member of the local police board for the Rode – Linkebeek – Drogenbos zone since 2007 and a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament (member of the Finance & Budget, Defence, and Economy & Employment committees) from 2014 to 2015. She was the Head of the Union of Francophones (UF) group on Flemish Brabant Provincial Council from 2013 to 2014.  

Sophie was the Director at Finilek from 2013 to 2014 and the Director at the intermunicipal water company IWVB from 2007 to 2013. She was the Chair of the French-speaking liberal Reformist Movement party (MR) in the municipalities surrounding Brussels since 2013 and the Chair of the Sint-Genesius-Rode branch of MR from 2009 to 2013.  

She was a Member of Uccle Municipal Council from 2000 to 2005 and the Chair of the Uccle non-profit youth organisation Service Ucclois à la Jeunesse from 2000 to 2005.

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