Etienne Schneider

Etienne Schneider (Luxembourgish pronunciation: [ˈʃnɑɪdɐ]; born 29 January 1971) is a Luxembourg politician and economist of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP). He was a municipal councillor in Kayl from 1995 to 2005, and from 1997 to 2004, he was secretary general of the parliamentary group of the LSAP in Parliament.[1] He was elected first alderman of the municipality of Kayl in 2005, a mandate he held until May 2010.[1] Schneider was appointed Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade on 1 February 2012.[1] In the government formed following the 2013 Luxembourg general election he is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy. He continued to hold these offices following the 2018 Luxembourg general election, where he became the health minister too. From 2013 to 2018, he served as Minister for Defence. Following the 2018 Luxembourg general election, he became the first openly gay politician to be reelected for the office of deputy minister. After stepping down as first prime minister on 4 February 2020, he entered the business world on the board of directors of both ArcelorMittal and the Vladimir Yevtushenkov and Yevgeny Novitsky associated Russian firm Sistema.

Etienne Schneider
First Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg
In office
4 December 2013  4 February 2020
Serving with Félix Braz (2018-20)
Prime MinisterXavier Bettel
Preceded byJean Asselborn
Succeeded byDan Kersch
Minister of Health
In office
5 December 2018  4 February 2020
Prime MinisterXavier Bettel
Preceded byLydia Mutsch
Succeeded byPaulette Lenert
Minister for Economy and Trade
In office
1 February 2012  4 February 2020
Prime MinisterJean-Claude Juncker
Xavier Bettel
Preceded byJeannot Krecké
Succeeded byFranz Fayot
Minister for Defence
In office
4 December 2013  5 December 2018
Prime MinisterXavier Bettel
Preceded byJean-Marie Halsdorf
Succeeded byFrançois Bausch
Personal details
Born (1971-01-29) 29 January 1971 (age 50)
Dudelange, Luxembourg
Political partyLuxembourg Socialist Workers' Party
Spouse(s)
Jérôme Domange
(m. 2016)
Alma materICHEC Brussels Management School
University of Greenwich