Marc Hansen was appointed Secretary of State of Education, Children and Youth, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research on 28 March 2014 in the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) and the Green Party (“déi gréng”). He replaced André Bauler following his resignation from the government for health reasons. On 27 March 2015, Marc Hansen was also appointed Secretary of State for Housing. Following the resignation of Maggy Nagel from the government, Marc Hansen was appointed Minister for Housing, Minister Delegate for Higher Education and Research on 18 December 2015.
Other political posts
A member of the DP since 2008, Marc Hansen was an alderman for the municipality of Useldange from 2005 to 2014. From 2011 to 2014, he was a member of the intercommunal syndicate De Réidener Kanton. At national level, Marc Hansen was elected to Parliament for the first time in 2013 while standing for the DP in the constituency of the North. In Parliament, he served as chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee as well as vice-chairman of the Committee for Labour, Employment and Social Security from 2013 to 2014, when he was appointed to the government.
Marc Hansen started his professional career with DNR (Den Neie Radio). He worked at RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg and RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg from 1995 to 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a parliamentary attaché.From 2011 to 2014, Marc Hansen was the chief executive officer and managing director of Éditions Lëtzebuerger Journal. He is also the cofounder of several innovative start-ups in the information technology sector.