Brussels | EU Policy | Horizon 2020
Jean-Eric Paquet is the new Director-General for Research and Innovation
On 21 February 2018, the European Commission decided on a number of appointments concerning its top management level. Appointing the best people to the right positions will help the Juncker Commission deliver strongly in 2018/2019 and beyond.
Jean-Eric Paquet will be the new Director-General of DG Research and Innovation: a French national who since November 2015 has served as one of the three Deputy Secretaries-General of the Juncker Commission. With 23 years of experience in the European Commission, Mr Paquet has most recently helped shaping the European Commission’s proposals for deepening the Economic and Monetary Union and for an Industrial Policy Strategy. Having served as the Deputy Head of Cabinet of former Commissioner for Research, Philippe Busquin, as well as having strengthened the European Semester process in his current role as Deputy Secretary-General, this experience makes him ideally suited for the new position.