Director for SME Policy and the COSME Programme, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW), European Commission

Professional background

  • Since 2015: Director, Directorate H, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs ("DG GROW"), European Commission
  • Chair of the Steering Committee of the Executive Agency for the Competitiveness of SME’s within the European Commission
  • Director of Governance of the Single Market and International Affairs, Directorate-General for Internal Market ("DG MARKT"), European Commission
  • Member of the Merger Task Force of Directorate-General Competition
  • Head of Unit for International Affairs, Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs
  • Member of the Cabinets of Enlargement Commissioner Günter Verheugen and Competition Commissioner Karel Van Miert
  • Deputy Head of Cabinet of Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier
  • Head of Cabinet of Employment Commissioner Vladimir Spidla
  • Since 1990: European Commission
  • Researcher on the Single Market, Bonn, Germany
  • Graduate Lecturer, University of Kent, UK


  • Diplôme des Etudes Approfondies, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
  • Master's degree, University of Kent, UK
  • Diplôme de l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (special focus on International Relations, Economics and European Law), France

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