Pierre Gramegna

Pierre Gramegna
Minister for Finances
Assumed office
4 December 2013
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel
Preceded by Luc Frieden
Personal details
Born (1958-04-22) 22 April 1958
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Political party Democratic Party[1]
Alma mater Panthéon-Assas University

Pierre Gramegna (born 22 April 1958) is a career diplomat and former lobbyist who is currently the Minister for Finances in the Bettel–Schneider ministry.

Early life and education

Gramegna was born and grew up in Esch-sur-Alzette. He then attended Panthéon-Assas University, where he studied economics and law, receiving a master's degree in civil law from the university in 1981, and a degree in economic science in 1982. He completed his postgraduate education with a DEA in community law.[2]

Diplomatic career

Gramegna joined the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983. He was an economic and political affairs adviser at the Luxembourg embassy in Paris from 1988 to 1993. He was subsequently appointed consul general and director of the Board of Economic Development in San Francisco. From 1996 to 2002, Gramegna served as Luxembourg's ambassador to Japan and South Korea, before heading the Directorate for International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a short period of time in 2002. In 2003, Gramegna became director general of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, a post he held until he was asked to join the government at the end of 2013. [2]

Political career

Following the 2013 general election in which he had not taken part, Gramegna was a surprise appointment to the Bettel–Schneider ministry as the Minister for Finances. He joined the Democratic Party shortly before being sworn in. Gramegna had been previously mostly known for his lobbyist work for the business community as well his promotional activities outside of Luxembourg in his capacity as director general of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. [2]


  1. "GREECE: IT'S UP TO THE EUROGROUP TO NEGOTIATE". Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 "Pierre Gramegna" (PDF). Luxembourg Government. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
Luc Frieden
Minister for Finances
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