- Born in Lier on 1 November 1978
- Holds a PhD in Applied Economics (University of Antwerp).
- She started her academic career there as a researcher and assistant (2000-2006), before becoming a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher (2006-2009). Ms Okkerse has worked for the municipality of Zoersel since August 2009, initially as a financial expert (late 2009) before taking up the position of financial director (January 2010 to date). She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Cera Beheersmaatschappij since 29 April 2016 and a member of the Board of Directors of Almancora Beheersmaatschappij since 25 November 2016.
- In the BoD of KBC Group: Non-executive director; Representative of core shareholders