André Weidenhaupt, Director General, Department of the Environment, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxembourg, on behalf of the Luxembourg Presidency of the European Union
Dr. André Weidenhaupt was born in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) in 1966 and also went to school there. After having completed his studies in Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), he went on to plunging into his lifelong matter of expertise: Water & Sanitation. He acquired a diploma in sanitary engineering and water pollution control as well as a PhD from the ETH and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG).
André lectured Environmental Technology at the Luxembourg University of applied sciences for five years while getting his hands dirty in such fields as industrial pollution prevention and wastewater treatment as the Director of the Environmental Technology Research Centre (CRTE) of the CRP Henri Tudor in Luxembourg.
During the 2005 Luxembourg’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, André Weidenhaupt was appointed REACH coordinator at Luxembourg’s Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels and chaired the Ad Hoc Working Party on chemicals at the Council where he contributed to have REACH moving forward.
From 2005 to 2014, André Weidenhaupt has been director of Luxembourg’s Water Management Agency. In 2010 and 2011, he chaired the International Commissions for the Protection of the Moselle and the Sarre and from 2011 to 2013 he has been chairman of the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine.
Since March 2014, André Weidenhaupt has been director-general of the Department for Environment of Luxembourg’s Ministry for Sustainable development and Infrastructure.