Esteemed politician and former President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker played an integral role in the Brexit negotiations. He is also a popular political speaker, due to his invaluable insight into the world of international relations and beneficial strategies for securing profitable business deals. Jean-Claude is highly regarded for his politically driven topics of discussion and eloquent presenting style.
In 1974, Jean-Claude joined the Christian Social People’ Party before graduating with a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Strasbourg, in 1979. Though he never practised law, he was sworn into the Luxembourg Bar Council in the early 80s, meaning that he can still discuss topics on law and policies as a speaker. Upon graduation, Jean-Claude was quickly titled Parliamentary Secretary, even winning the election to the Chamber of Deputies in 1984.
Following his first political experience, Jean-Claude was appointed to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Jacques Santer, serving as Minister of Labour. Since entering office in 1984, he has worked as the Minister for Work and Employment for 15 years, Minister for Finances for 20 years, President of the Eurogroup for eight years, Prime Minister of Luxembourg for 18 years and finally, President of the European Commission from 2014 to 2019. In his role as President, Jean-Claude specialised in digitizing the single market, establishing an EU Energy Union and negotiating the Transatlantic Trade Agreement.
As a political speaker, Jean-Claude expands upon these areas of development to offer his journey a backstage pass into European politics. Eloquent, unbiased and calculated, his knowledge of politics can help his audience to understand such complicated topics as negotiating a deal, whether political or professional. With decades of experience remaining calm under pressure, Jean-Claude is a highly sought after after-dinner speaker.
Jean-Claude is a booking opportunity not to be missed, because of his first-hand experience of Brexit and invaluable professional experience. He is also a prominent sustainability speaker, having stated that “every fourth euro spent within the EU budget will go towards action to mitigate climate change” whilst president of the European Parliament.
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When he’s at corporate events, Jean-Claude is known to cover the following topics:
- Brexit & The EU
- International Politics
- Leadership & Teamwork
- Finance & Futurism
Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the European Commission: