Wivina Demeester (*1943) became in 1967 an Agricultural Engineer and post-graduate in teaching University of Ghent. From 1974 to 2004 she was MP for the Christian Democratic party in Belgium, State Secretary for Public Health and Handicapped Care, State Secretary for Finance, Minister for Budget and Science, Flemish Minister for Finance and Budget, Health Institutions, Welfare and Family, MP in the Flemish Parliament and Chairperson of the Committee for Public Works, Transport and Energy. From 2004 to 2014 she was president of the Task Force for the deepening of the Westerschelde and Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. She was also president and member of the board of different Welfare, Health and Financial organisations Since 2004 President of the Board of deSingel (www.deSingel.be) and VAi (www.vai.be). Since 2004 she is member of the High Counsil of Finance and since 2005 member of the Board BAM/LANTIS (www.Lantis.be). Since 2010 she is president of School Invest en and member of the board of DBFM SvM (www.scholenvanmorgen.be).