Ingrid Lieten

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Ingrid Lieten
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Ingrid Lieten in 2013
Flanders Flemish Minister
Incumbent
Assumed office
13 July 2009
Personal details
Born (1964-04-20) 20 April 1964 (age 50)
Hasselt
Political party Socialist Party – Different

Ingrid Lieten (born 20 April 1964, Hasselt) is a Flemish politician and currently Minister for Innovation, Public Investment, Media and Poverty Reduction in the Flemish Government for the Socialist Party – Different.

She studied jurisprudence at the VUB and became a lawyer at the bar association of Brussels and Hasselt. A couple of years later, she obtained a master's degree in Industrial Location and Development.

On 1 January 2002, Lieten became CEO of De Lijn, de Flemish national bus company.[1] She left the company in 2009. The 13th of July 2009, Lieten was appointed Minister for Innovation, Public Investment, Media and Poverty Reduction in the Flemish Government by her party, the Socialist Party – Different (sp-a). Lieten is also Flemish vice-premier, together with N-VA politician Geert Bourgeois.

In February 2011, Lieten caused a stir in the Flemish Government, after she called her fellow ministers "insensitive caricatures made of Teflon and concrete" in a leaked email.[2][3]

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