Philippe Lamberts has been a Member of the European Parliament for the Ecolo party since 2009. Previously he worked as a manager at IBM. He was also an adviser of the Vice-Prime Minister Isabelle Durant on foreign affairs and defence. Lamberts graduated as an engineer from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Since 2014 he is the Leader of the Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament. Lamberts is also a Member of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.