Pierre Kompany

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Pierre Kompany
Mayor of Ganshoren
Assumed office
2018
Representative in the Brussels Parliament
Assumed office
2014
Personal details
Born (1947-09-08) September 8, 1947 (age 74)
Costermansville, Belgian Congo
NationalityBelgian
Political partyCentre démocrate humaniste
ChildrenVincent Kompany
François Kompany
Christel Kompany
Alma materUniversity of Kinshasa
ProfessionPolitician

Pierre Kompany (born Costermansville September 8, 1947) is a Belgian politician of the CDH. He was elected mayor of Ganshoren in 2018 and is the father of the footballer Vincent Kompany. He is the first Congolese mayor in Belgium.[1][2]

Kompany was born in the Belgian Congo and came to Belgium in 1975 as a political refugee from Zaïre. He worked as a mechanical engineer before entering politics.[3]

In 2014, he was elected to the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region, and he was re-elected in 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Boffey, Daniel (October 15, 2018). "Vincent Kompany's father elected as first black mayor in Belgium". the Guardian. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Redazione, Sport (October 15, 2018). "Belgio, il padre di Vincent Kompany primo sindaco nero del Paese". corriere.it (in Italian). Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Mbamalu, Socrates (October 18, 2018). "Pierre Kompany, a Congolese ex refugee is Belgium's first black Mayor". This Is Africa. his Is Africa. Retrieved October 19, 2018.