|Philippe Lamberts in the EU Parliament, february 2014|
|Member of the European Parliament|
The Greens–European Free Alliance
Philippe Lamberts (born 1963 in Brussels) is a Belgian politician. He was the co-spokesperson of the European Green Party between 2006 and 2012. (first with Ulrike Lunacek, then with Monica Frassoni) and has been a Member of the European Parliament for the Ecolo party since 2009. He is a member of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy.
As a member of ECON he was credited with an amendment to the Fourth Capital Requirements Directive that capped bonus payments in the financial services to no more than 100% of their salary, or 200% with shareholder approval.
He graduated as an engineer at the Université catholique de Louvain in 1986. From 1987 to 2009 he worked at IBM in a variety of positions, also as a manager. Between 1999 and 2003 he was an adviser of the Vice-Prime Minister Isabelle Durant on foreign affairs and defence.
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