Education and qualifications
Following secondary school studies in Esch-sur-Alzette (classical mathematics section), Pierre Gramegna pursued studies in law and economics at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), where he was awarded a master’s degree in civil law in 1981 and a degree in economic sciences in 1982. He completed his post-university education with a DEA (post-graduate diploma of advanced studies) in Community law.
Following the legislative elections of 20 October 2013, Pierre Gramegna joined the government as Minister of Finance 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”).
A career diplomat, Pierre Gramegna joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983. He was subsequently appointed political and economic affairs advisor to the Luxembourg embassy in Paris in 1988, an office he held for four years before being appointed consul general and director of the Board of Economic Development in San Francisco.
From 1996 to 2002, Pierre Gramegna was Luxembourg’s ambassador to Japan and South Korea. He was subsequently responsible for the Directorate of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2003, Pierre Gramegna took up the position of director general of the Chamber of Commerce, an office he held until his appointment to the government in December 2013.
Prior to joining the government, Pierre Gramegna was a member of the executive board of several companies, including in particular Cargolux Airlines International SA (as chairman from 2004 to 2008), the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (Bourse de Luxembourg), the National Credit and Investment Company (Société nationale de crédit et d’investissement), the Del Credere Office (Office du ducroire), LuxExpo Luxembourg and BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg SA.
He has also been a member of numerous advisory committees, such as the Tripartite Coordination Committee (Comité de coordination tripartite), the Economic and Social Committee of the Greater Region (Comité économique et social de la Grande Région), the Advisory Committee on Foreign Trade (Comité consultatif du commerce extérieur), the Economic Development Committee (Comité de développement économique) and the National Committee for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship (Comité national pour la promotion de l’esprit d’entreprise).