Sophie in ‘t Veld has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 20 July 2004. Currently, she is the Vice-President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE Group) and serves as the parliamentary leader of the delegation of Dutch political party Democrats 66 (D66) in the European Parliament.
In ‘t Veld studied history at Leiden University from 1982 to 1991. Since 1994 she has been working in Brussels, first as the assistant of Dutch MEP Johanna Boogerd-Quaak and from 1996 to 2004 as the Secretary of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR) in the Committee of the Regions.
In 2004, 2009 and 2014, In ‘t Veld was D66’s frontrunner for the European elections. At present she is a member of the European Parliament’s Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM).