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Biography

German nationality

  • 2015 - Present

    Director-General of Directorate-General Competition (DG COMP)

  • 2014-15

    Deputy Director-General – Legal Service (LS)

  • 2009-14

    Head of Cabinet of Mr José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (Temporary grade AD 15 – assimilated to Director General – for the duration of the mandate)

  • 2005-09

    Head of the Spokesperson’s Service and Spokesman of the European Commission (Temporary grade AD 15 – assimilated to Deputy Director General – for the duration of the mandate)

  • 2004-05

    Member of Cabinet of Mr José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

  • 2003-04

    Head of Cabinet of Ms Viviane Reding, member of the European Commission responsible for education, culture, audiovisual policy, youth and sports (Temporary grade A 2 – assimilated to Director – for the duration of the mandate)

  • 1999-2003

    Member of Cabinet of Ms Viviane Reding, member of the European Commission responsible for education, culture, audiovisual policy, youth and sports

  • 1999

    Member of Cabinet of Ms Viviane Reding, member of the European Commission responsible for education, culture, audiovisual policy, youth and sports

  • 1996-99

    Adviser, Directorate-General for Administration and Protocol of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Directorate A, Group of Advisers

  • 1996

    Legal Counsel (Syndikusanwalt) – Head of Social Security and European Community Law – to an industry association, Verband Forschender Arzneimittelhersteller (then Bonn, now Berlin, Germany) and simultaneously lawyer in private practice

  • 1995-96

    Legal Collaborator (part-time) to Rechtsanwälte Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann (Düsseldorf, Germany)

  • 1991-95

    Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft, part-time) at the Faculty of Law of Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität (Bonn, Germany), notably with Prof. Dr. Josef Isensee at the Chair of Public Law (1991-1993)

  • 1991-94

    Rechtsreferendar at the Oberlandesgericht (Cologne, Germany)

  • 1991

    Employee at the Verwaltung des Deutschen Bundestages (then Bonn, now Berlin, Germany)

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