Paquet Jean Eric

Paquet Jean Eric

European Commission, International
Director General

Jean-Eric Paquet is Director-General of the DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission from 1 April 2018.

He began his career in the European Commission in 1993 in the Directorate-General for Transport. In 1999 he joined the office of G. Verheugen, former Commissioner for Enlargement. In 2002 he became the Deputy Head of Cabinet of P. Busquin, former Commissioner for Research. Mr Paquet was EU Ambassador in Mauritania between 2004 and 2007. He returned to transport in 2007 where he led the development of the Trans-European Transport Network policy. As Director for the “European Mobility Network” he was responsible for Europe’s transport infrastructure policy and investment strategies, the single European rail area, inland waterways and port policy.

He joined DG Enlargement in November 2013 where he took over the Directorate in charge of relations with Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and the Western Balkans.

In November 2015 he was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the European Commission in charge of Policy Coordination and Better Regulation, dealing among others with the European Semester for economic policy coordination, energy and climate-related policies, as well as social and employment policies.

Jean Eric Paquet takes part in the "Pâtisserie with the Prof" sessions, come debate and enjoy a talk with him on 10 & 11 July at the ESOF Agora Square at 7:30 am.