Forum Experts 2018
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff
Vice-President, European Parliament
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff is Vice-President of the European Parliament and has been a member since 2004. Between 2009 - 2014, Lambsdorff served as Deputy Leader of the liberal Group (ALDE). Lambsdorff also heads the FDP Delegation (German Liberal Party) in the European Parliament and is a member of the FDP’s Executive Committees at the federal, state (North Rhine-Westphalia) and local level (Bonn).
Lambsdorff is a member of the Committee on International Trade and substitute member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. In addition, he is a member of the Parliamentary Delegation for relations with Israel as well as the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee. Lambsdorff has focused on EU enlargement and the United Nations, while actively engaging in democracy support policies by leading EU Election Observation missions to several countries in Asia and Africa. He has been involved in economic policy-making as a member of the Committee for the Internal Market, with a particular focus on the markets for chemicals, services and security related products.
Lambsdorff studied history, constitutional law and international relations at Bonn University in Germany and at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In 1995, he joined the German Foreign Service and served in the Policy Planning Staff, the German Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Political Department before leaving the
Foreign Service for the 2004 European election campaign.
Lambsdorff was born in Cologne, Germany in 1966 and is married with two children.