Jean-Louis Schiltz

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Jean-Louis Schiltz at the NATO Defense Ministerial in Seville, 2007

Jean-Louis Schiltz (born 14 August 1964 in Luxembourg City) is a Luxembourgian lawyer and retired politician for the Christian Social People's Party (CSV).[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Schiltz studied law in Luxembourg and Paris, and became a lawyer in 1989.


Schiltz was first elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 2004 and subsequently served as minister in Jean-Claude Juncker's government, including as Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and Minister delegate for communications. On the 22 February 2006 he additionally became Minister for Defence. He stepped down from these positions with the formation of a new government on 23 July 2009, and became the leader of the CSV group in the newly elected Chamber of Deputies.

Other activities[edit]

  • RTL Group, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors (since 2017)[2]
  • Quilvest, Member of the Board of Directors (since 2016)[3]
  • Skype, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors (2010-2011)
  • FEDIL, Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors (2019 - )[1]


  1. ^ Melander, Ingrid (4 April 2008). "Rich country aid down as debt relief slows-OECD". Reuters. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  2. ^ Board of Directors RTL Group.
  3. ^ Board of Directors Quilvest.
Political offices
Preceded by
François Biltgen
Minister for Communications
2004 – 2009
Succeeded by
François Biltgen
Preceded by
Charles Goerens
Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs
2004 – 2009
Succeeded by
Marie-Josée Jacobs
Preceded by
Luc Frieden
Minister for Defence
2006 – 2009
Succeeded by
Jean-Marie Halsdorf
Party political offices
Preceded by
Claude Wiseler
General Secretary of the CSV
2000 – 2006
Succeeded by
Marco Schank
Preceded by
Michel Wolter
President of the CSV in the Chamber of Deputies
2009 – 2011
Succeeded by
Lucien Thiel