After having obtained his final school-leaving diploma in Luxembourg City, Jeannot Krecké started his university studies at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 1969, from where he obtained a degree in physical and sports education.
He decided in 1983 to change professional direction. His interests led him to retrain in economics, accounting and taxation. He followed various courses, in particular in the United States.
Following the legislative elections of 13 June 2004, Jeannot Krecké was appointed Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade, Minister of Sport on 31 July 2004.
Upon the return of the coalition government formed by the Christian Social Party (CSV) and the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) as a result of the legislative elections of 7 June 2009, Jeannot Krecké retained the portfolio of Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade on 23 July 2009.
As of July 2004, Jeannot Krecké represents the Luxembourg government at the Council of Ministers of the European Union in the Economic and Financial Affairs configuration, in the Internal Market and Industry sections of its Competitiveness configuration, as well as in the Energy section of its Transport, Telecommunications and Energy configuration. He was also a member of the Eurogroup from July 2004 to June 2009.
Compelled by family reasons, Jeannot Krecké is involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s and in 1987 co-founded the Alzheimer Association Luxembourg, which he chaired until 1997, prior to leading the Alzheimer Foundation in Luxembourg. His efforts mobilised energies on a European level and he chaired Alzheimer Europe from 1996 to 2001. The association’s European coordination office was established in the Grand Duchy at his instigation.
Last Updated: jeudi 15 juillet 2010