A World Satellite Business Week event
11-14 Sept. 2017 / The Westin - Paris

Xavier Bettel

Prime Minister


Xavier Bettel was appointed Prime Minister, Minister of State and Minister for Communications and Media in 2013 at the age of 40. In 2015 he was appointed Minister of Culture. Xavier Bettel has been involved in the Democratic Party (DP) since he’s 15 and was elected to Parliament for the first time in 1999 at the age of 26. He was re-elected in 2004, 2009 and 2013.

In Parliament, he assumed among others the roles of vice-chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee from 2004 to 2013 and vice-chairman of the Committee of Enquiry into the State Intelligence Service from 2012 to 2013. From 2009 to 2011, he assumed the role of chairman of the DP parliamentary group.

From January 2013 to November 2015, Xavier Bettel was the chairman of the DP.

At local level, Xavier Bettel initially served as a municipal councillor of the City of Luxembourg from 2000 to 2005, then as an alderman from 2005 to 2011. Following the municipal elections of 2011, he assumed the role of mayor, an office he held until his appointment as Prime Minister, Minister of State, in December 2013.