Johan Van Overtveldt

Johan Van Overtveldt

Johan van Overtveldt in 2016
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
11 October 2014
Prime Minister Charles Michel
Preceded by Koen Geens
Personal details
Born (1955-08-24) 24 August 1955
Mortsel, Belgium
Political party New Flemish Alliance

Johan Van Overtveldt (born 24 August 1955) is a Flemish journalist and politician of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA). He has been Minister of Financeof Belgium since 2014.


He was the chief editor of Trends from 2010 to 2013 and chief editor of Knack from 2011 to 2012.

In November 2013 he switched over to politics, becoming a member of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA). As main N-VA candidate for the 2014 European Parliament elections, he was elected as a member of the European Parliament.

Following the formation of the Michel Government in October 2014, Van Overtveldt became Minister of Finance. Sander Loones succeeded him as member of the European Parliament.



  1. Van Overtveldt, Johan. "The Chicago School: How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business". Agate B2. ISBN 9781932841145. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  2. Van Overtveldt, Johan (2010-04-13). "Bernanke's Test: Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, and the Drama of the Central Banker". Agate B2. ISBN 1932841512. Retrieved 2014-08-15.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Koen Geens
Minister of Finance
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