Karel De Gucht

Karel De Gucht

European Commission

Former EU Trade Commissioner, State Minister

Before serving as the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response from 2009 to 2010, Karel De Gucht was Belgium's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2009. Then, he became the European Commissioner for Trade from 2010 to 2014. De Gucht holds a Master's degree in Law and practised as a Lawyer and taught European Law at the VUB. He was Chairman in Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2006. He was also a Member of the Security Council of the United Nations from 2007 to 2008 and Member of the European Council from 2004 to 2009.