Lieve Wierinck is a Belgian politician for the liberal Open VLD party. Mrs. Wierinck holds a pharmaceutical degree from the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). In addition, she obtained a Post-graduate degree of Pharmaceutical management in 2006 at the University of Hasselt. In line with her educational background, she has been a pharmacist for nearly 30 years.
Before joining the European Parliament, Lieve was leader of the party fraction in Zaventem, followed by her twelve-year presidency of the OCMW (Public Centre for Social Welfare), where she managed a staff of a 150 people. She combined this with her obligations as a fulltime member of the City Council of Zaventem. From December 2011 until June 2014, she was a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament, where she was a member of the Committee for Public Health, Environment and Social Renewal, and of the Advisory Committee on Societal Emancipation.
In May 2016, Lieve replaced Mr De Backer as a Member of the European Parliament, in which she is currently seating and, where she is a full member of the Industry, Technology, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) and a substitute Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary affairs (ECON).