Françoise LE BAIL
Deputy Director General of
DG Enterprise & Industry
Françoise Le Bail, a lawyer by training and a European civil servant by career, is Deputy Director General and Commission's SME Envoy at DG Enterprise and Industry since January 2006.
She started her career in the European Commission's External Relations Directorate General dealing with textiles negotiations and ASEAN countries.
She then served as spokesperson for External Relations and then as a Member and Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner in charge of Taxation and Customs.
Françoise Le Bail returned to External Relations and subsequently joined the Directorate General for Trade where she was appointed Director in charge of general affairs and of bilateral trade relations with Russia, CIS countries, the Balkans, South and South-East Asia.
From November 2004 to November 2005, Françoise Le Bail was European Commission Chief Spokesperson.
Françoise Le Bail holds a doctorate in law and a degree in political science.