Minister Geert Bourgeois
Following a career at all the echelons of the N-VA’s predecessor, the Volksunie, Geert Bourgeois (6 July 1951) became a Representative in the federal Chamber of Representatives in 1995. He focused mainly on legal matters and Community affairs. After the breakup of the Volksunie, Geert Bourgeois and his supporters founded the Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA - New-Flemish Alliance) in 2001, of which he was the first Chairman, until 2004. From 2004 to 2008, Geert Bourgeois was the Flemish Minister for Administrative Affairs, Foreign Policy, Tourism and Media. On 11 July 2009, he became Flemish Vice Minister-President and Minister for Administrative Affairs, Local and Provincial Government, Civic Integration, Tourism and the Vlaamse Rand (Flemish Periphery of Brussels). Bourgeois personifies the N-VA’s expertise in policy issues, thoroughness and consistency.