Since 1992, Mr. Vijlbrief has held numerous positions at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and at the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands. In 2004, he was appointed Director-General for Economic Policy at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and from 2010 he served as Director-General for Energy, Telecom and Markets.
From 2011 to 2018, Mr Vijlbrief served as Treasurer-General at the Ministry of Finance, and as Principal Adviser to the Minister of Finance of the Netherlands who was also acting as the President of the Eurogroup.
He has represented the Netherlands in a number of EU committees and working groups (Economic and Financial Committee, Economic Policy Committee, Eurogroup Working Group, European Stability Mechanism, Board Risk Committee, European Financial Stability Facility). He was elected Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee in 2012, holding this function until 2014.
Since 2014 he has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the EFSF.
Since February 2018 he has been appointed full-time Chairman of the Economic and Financial Committee and the Eurogroup Working Group.
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