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Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament
Secretary of State for Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development
Secretary of State for Culture, Higher Education and Research
Octavie Modert was born on 15 November 1966 in Grevenmacher. She is married to Jean-Pierre Stronck and lives in Greiveldange in the Moselle Region.
After her secondary education at the Echternach high school, Octavie Modert studied law at the Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Law in 1990. She completed her university education in 1991 with a Master of Arts in European Studies from Reading University (UK).
Having briefly occupied a post as attaché to the staff pool of the parliamentary group of the Christian Social Party (Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei / CSV), Octavie Modert started working for the State in 1992, where she was assigned to the presidential offices of the Government and to the office of the Prime Minister. In 1998, at the age of 31, she was named General Secretary of the Cabinet, which makes her the youngest person and first woman to take on this high office. In 1999, she was the first woman to be promoted to the grade of top Government adviser.
Ever since she was 20 years old, Octavie Modert has been involved in a number of different positions within committees and the executive organs of the Christian Social Party and its sub-organisations, the Christian Social Youth (CSJ) and the Christian Social Women (CSF) – both at a national and a local level.
Having been elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the first time in the general election of 13 June 2004, Octavie Modert was invested on 31 July 2004 with the role of Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament, Secretary of State for Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, and Secretary of State for Culture, Higher Education and Research. She is the youngest member of the 2004 Government.