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.