Marc Wagener holds a Master’s degree in European integration and development (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium) and a Master’s degree in commercial and financial sciences (HEC Liège, Belgium). After a six-year career in the energy sector, he joined the Economic Affairs Department of the Chamber of Commerce in June, 2009.
Five years later, he was appointed Director of Economic Affairs and Member of the Managing Board of the Chamber of Commerce. After assuming the role of general coordinator of the broad public debate under the umbrella of the initiative “2030.lu-Ambition for the future” (www.2030.lu), he contributed closely to the establishment of the Think Tank “Fondation IDEA ASBL”, an entity which he is currently managing as Director. As a catalyst for ideas and contributor to the public socio-economic debate, IDEA leads reflections on the sustainable development of Luxembourg and the general economic interest of the country.
Marc is also a member of the “National Council of Public Finance” (CNFP), Vice-President of Valorlux Asbl, Member of the Luxembourg Delegation of the Greater Region Economic and Social Council (CESGR), alternate member of the Luxembourg Economic and Social Council (CES), Board Member of the “Luxembourg@Expo2020 Dubai” association and Vice-President of the “Deutsch-Luxemburgische Wirtschaftsinitiative” (DLWI). He is a regular speaker and panellist and has frequent national media appearances. He also acted as main representative and interlocutor of the Chamber of Commerce in the framework of the “Third Industrial Revolution” strategic study in 2015 and 2016 and is currently facilitating its implementation.