Koert Debeuf (born May 27 1974) he studied Ancient History at the universities of Leuven and Bologna. He was president of the students of the Faculty of Arts and student representative on the Academic Council of the KU Leuven. He worked as political advisor for the Mayor of Leuven, for the Flemish Parliament, the Belgian Parliament and the European Parliament. From 2003 until 2008 he was speechwriter, political advisor and later spokesman of Prime Minister Verhofstadt. In 2008-2009 he founded a liberal thinktank, Prometheus, of which he was director. He published articles and books, under which “Towards a peoples party” (2001) and of “Tiderope walkers of power” (2009).