HE Oliver PAASCH

MINISTER-PRESIDENT OF THE GERMAN-SPEAKING COMMUNITY OF BELGIUM

Born in Malmedy on October 21st, 1971

Married, 2 children

STUDIES

1995: Law degree, University of Namur and Louvain-la-Neuve

1997: Banking training at Crédit Général (Namur) and ABB(Brussels)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

1995-1997: Credit analyst at Crédit Général in Liège

1997-1998: Bank manager at Crédit Général in Malmedy

1998-2003: Business relationship manager and assistant branch manager at the Business Centre of CBC bank in Verviers

2003-2004: Manager of the Business Centre of CBC bank in Verviers

2004-2009: Minister of Education and Scientific Research

2009-2014: Minister of Education, Training and Employment

Since June 2014: Minister-President

ACTIVITIES AND MANDATES

1991-1992: President of the General Student Assembly of Namur (AGE)

1993-1994: President of the association German-speaking students in Louvain-la-Neuve (EUMAVIA)

1994-1995: Vice-President of the association of Walloon students in Louvain-la-Neuve (FEDE)

1994: Founding member of the movement “Youth for Europe” (Jugend für Europa, JUROPA)

1997-2004: Member of the Council of the German-speaking Community of Belgium

Since October 2017: President of the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR)

DECORATIONS AND DISTINCTIONS

Poland: Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland

The Netherlands: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau

Germany: Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

France: Officer of the Order of Academic Palms