Philippe De Backer, MEP

Philippe de Backer holds a double master’s degree in Biotechnology and Molecular Medical Biotechnology from the University of Ghent. His postgraduate studies are in Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology, from which he graduated in 2009 with a PhD in Biotechnology.  

During his studies he got involved in several political associations, first at the Liberal Flemish Student Association (LVSV), during which he started writing for liberal think tank. He became chair of the youth wing of the VLD (Flemish Liberal Democrats), a position that he held until 2010. He was also active member of the Municipal Council of Kapellen for three years.  

In 2009, he worked as an analyst in a venture capital fund in Luxemburg. He was awarded the Harvard World MUN Diplomacy Award.

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