Claude Meisch was born on 27 November 1971 in Pétange.

Education and qualifications

After obtaining his final school diploma from the Lycée technique Mathias Adam in Lamadelaine, Claude Meisch enrolled at the University of Trier, from which he graduated in mathematics and economics in 1998.

Governmental posts

Following the legislative elections of 20 October 2013, Claude Meisch joined the government as Minister of Education, Children and Youth and as Minister for Higher Education and Research on 4 December 2013 in the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) and the Green Party (déi gréng).

After the legislative elections of 14 October 2018, Claude Meisch was appointed Minister of Education, Children and Youth, as well as Minister for Higher Education and Research on 5 December 2018 in the coalition government formed by the DP, the LSAP and déi gréng.

Other political posts

A member of the DP since 1994, Claude Meisch was elected to Parliament for the first time in 1999 as candidate for the DP in the constituency of the South. He was re-elected in 2004, 2009 and 2013. In Parliament, he assumed, among others, the role of vice-chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee from 2009 to 2013, and of the Committee for Family, Youth and Equal Opportunities from 2004 to 2006 and from 2009 to 2013.

At local level, Claude Meisch initially served as a municipal alderman in Differdange from 2000 to 2002, then as mayor from 2002 to 2013, an office he held until his appointment to the government.

Claude Meisch served as chairman of the DP from 2004 to 2013.

Professional activities

Claude Meisch worked for Banque de Luxembourg from 1999 to 2013.

He was chairman of the intercommunal syndicate of the Princess Marie-Astrid Hospital (Hôpital Princesse Marie-Astrid) in Niederkorn from 2005 to 2013 and a member of the executive board of the Émile Mayrisch Hospital Complex (Centre hospitalier Émile Mayrisch – CHEM) from 2008 to 2013. 

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