Biography

Steven H.M. Vandeput, born March 30, 1967 in Hasselt is a Belgian politician, member of the N-VA (Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie). He is currently federal Minister of Defence, in charge of the Civil Service.

Personal life

Born on the 30th March 1967 in Hasselt (Belgium)

Married to Saskia Mussels

Father of Kaat and Kobe

 

Professional expertise

Military service in medical Service (1993)

Independent contractor (since 1993)

Managing director of the construction firm “Engineering Interieur en Bouwprojecten”

Training/manager of Trenisto (organisation for training, coaching and consultancy)

Member of Parliament , member of the commission Finance and Budget, and the commission Infrastructure, Traffic and Public Enterprises (2010-2014)

Member of Parliament (2014-…)

Minister of Defence, in charge of Civil Service (since 11 October 2014)

 

Political career

Chairman of the Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie Limburg (2008-2010)

Member of the Bureau of the Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie Party

Member of the Council of the Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie Party

Leader of the members of the Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie at the City Council of Hasselt (since 2013)

 

Social commitment

Chairman of the “Katholiek Vlaams Hoogstudenten Verbond” (1988-1989)

President of the Junior Chamber International Hasselt (1998)

President of the Junior Chamber International Vlaanderen (2004-2005)

President of the Junior Chamber International Belgium (2006)

Vice President of the Junior Chamber International  (2007)

Member of several associations