Marc Lemaître studied at Université Libre de Bruxelles and Bruges (College of Europe) and holds a Master in European Economics. Between 1996 and 2006, he worked in the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the EU, dealing with budgetary, trade and general affairs issues. He joined the Commission in 2007 as Head of the private office of Regional Policy Commissioner, Danuta Hübner, and then her successor, Paweł Samecki. Between 2010 and 2013, he led the private office of Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski. Between 2013 and 2016, he managed, as Director, the Office for Administration and Payment of individual entitlements. Since September 2016 he is Director-General for Regional and Urban Policy.