Gerrit Fransisco Schotte was born on September 9th, 1974 in Curaçao. He is now a senator for the party Movementu Futuro Kòrsou (MFK).

Gerrit Schotte is the first Prime Minister of the new country Curaçao, which became autonomous on October 10th, 2010. As the former Prime Minister, he was also Minister of General Affairs in the Schotte-Administration from October 10th 2010 to September 29th 2012. He was one of the youngest Prime Ministers in modern history to assume office and one of the world’s youngest Prime Ministers serving at the time.