Committee of Ministers Chairmanship – Luxembourg: May - November 2002 

Gérard PHILIPPS
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Date of birth: 13 December 1956, Luxembourg

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

1964–1969: primary education in the city of Luxembourg
1969–1976: secondary education at the Luxembourg Athénée (classics stream - languages)
1976–1978: university education at the Centre universitaire de Luxembourg and at the University of Kent, Canterbury
1978 – 1981: Joint Honours Degree in English and American language and literature and in history

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1981–1985: lecturer in English language at the Ministry of Education, including in the field of adult education;
1986–1988: parliamentary draftsman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
1988–1989: legation attaché at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and lecturer in economic and social history at the Institut de Formation Administrative de l’Etat;
1990–1992: Second Secretary to the European Political Co-operation Secretariat in Brussels;
1992–1993: First Secretary to the Luxembourg Representation to NATO;
In the Second half of 1993: First Secretary to the Luxembourg delegation to the CSCE and deputy head of delegation;
January 94–August 95: acting chargé d’affaires and head of the Luxembourg delegation to the CSCE/OSCE;
autumn 95–summer 98: Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Representation to the OSCE;
1995: assistant legation counsellor;
1996: legation counsellor;
August 1998: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe.