Dan Kersch was born on 27 December 1961 in Esch-sur-Alzette.

Education and qualifications

Dan Kersch obtained his final secondary school diploma after attending evening classes in 1990/1991.

Governmental posts

Following the legislative elections of 20 October 2013, Dan Kersch joined the government as Minister for Home Affairs and as Minister for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform 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, Dan Kersch was appointed Minister of Sport and Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy on 5 December 2018 in the coalition government formed by the DP, the LSAP and déi gréng. On 4 February 2020, following the resignation of Étienne Schneider, Dan Kersch was appointed Deputy Prime Minister while keeping his other ministerial portfolios.

Other political posts

A member of the LSAP since 1991, Dan Kersch initially served as a municipal councillor in Mondercange from 2000 to 2005, then as mayor from 2006 to 2013, an office he held until his appointment to the government in December 2013.

From 2009 to 2012, Dan Kersch was the chairman of the Luxembourg Syndicate of Towns and Municipalities (Syndicat des villes et communes luxembourgeoises – Syvicol).

From 2011 to 2013, he was a member of the Council of State.

Professional activities

Prior to being appointed to the government, Dan Kersch was a civil servant with the municipal administration of Bettembourg.

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