Herman Van Rompuy
Herman Van Rompuy who is born on October 31, 1947 in Belgium is a famous Politician. The age of Herman Van Rompuy is 68 year old. The birth sign of Herman Van Rompuy is Scorpio. Herman Van Rompuy has have thousand of fans and supporters in Belgium.
Herman Van Rompuy is well recognised being the former Prime Minister of Belgium and President of the European Council. He started his career as official in central bank of Belgian after completing his studies and later went for job as lecturer in Lessius University College and Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool Brussel. His political career started when he got appointed as chairman of Christain People’s Party from 1973 to 1977 followed by his service as cabinet member under Leo Tindemans and Gaston Geens tenure. He then ran for the election being selected in 1988 as Belgian Senate followed by appointment as Secretary of State for Finance and Small Businesses. He also served at various posts mentioned below
• C.V.P. party National President (1988 to 1993)
• Minister of Budget (1993 to 1999)
• Minister of State (2004)
• President of the Chamber of Representatives (2007 to 2008)
In 2008, he got the highest position in country serving as Prime Minister after replacing, Yves Leterme and focusing on government’s debt policy till 25th November, 2009, after which he turned to president ship of European Council in 2009 completing his tenure on 30 November, 2014. With European Council, he earned praise for bringing stability to his nation’s fractious politics and also dealing with financial problems. He has also authored around six books on economics and politics.
He has achieved many awards for his work in politics some of them are
• Harvard Club of Belgium Leadership Prize (2010)
• Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau of Netherlands (2014)
• Honorary LL.D degree from the University of St Andrews (2016)
• Comenius Prize of Netherlands (2016) with many more.
He is in marital relationship with Geertrui Windels and is father of 4 children; Peter, Laura, Elke and Thomas.
He loves to pen down poetry and is often called as Haiku Herman.
He was born on 31st October, 1947 in Etterbeek, Belgium in the family of Dr. Vic Van Rompuy and Germaine Geens and was raised with his two sisters; Tine Van Rompuy and Anita Van Rompuy. For studies, he went to Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege followed by attending Katholieke Universiteit Leuven majoring in philosophy. He later earned his master degree in economics in 1971 and joined central bank of Belgian serving from 1972 to 1975.
He succeeded Herman De Croo in election for position of President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives in 2007.