Joëlle Welfring was born on 22 June 1974 in Esch-sur-Alzette.

Education and qualifications

After finishing her secondary education at the Lycée Hubert Clément, Joëlle Welfring completed her studies at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, where she obtained a master's degree in biochemistry in 1997. In 1998, she obtained a master's degree in environmental sciences at Brunel University in London.

Governmental posts

On 2 May 2022, following the resignation of Carole Dieschbourg, Joëlle Welfring joined the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) and the Green Party (déi gréng) as Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development.

Professional activities

From 2010 to 2014, Joëlle Welfring served as director of the Business Development department at the Henri Tudor Public Research Centre, after having directed the Resource Centre for Environmental Technologies (CRTE).

After Robert Schmit's retirement leave on 1 April 2022, Joëlle Welfring succeeded him as director of the Environment Agency, where she had been serving as deputy director since 2014.

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