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Director-General

Timo Pesonen

Timo Pesonen

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Finnish nationality.

  1. January 2020 - To date

    Director-General for Defense Industry and Space

  2. March 2019 - December 2019

    Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

  3. July 2015 - February 2019

    Director-General for Communication

  4. July 2014 - June 2015

    Deputy Director-General for Communication

  5. February 2010 - June 2014

    Head of cabinet of Vice-President Olli Rehn responsible for economic
    and monetary affairs and the euro

  6. January - February 2010

    Principal adviser at Directorate-General for External Relations (DG RELEX)

  7. November 2004 - December 2009

    Head of cabinet of the Commissioner for EU enlargement Olli Rehn

  8. October 2003 - October 2004

    Acting Head of the European Commission representation in Helsinki

  9. January 2003 - September 2003

    Deputy Head of the European Commission representation in Helsinki

  10. May 1997 - December 2002

    Special adviser on EU affairs to the Prime Minister of Finland Paavo Lipponen

  11. May 1997 - December 2002

    Permanent adviser of the committee for EU affairs of the government of Finland

  12. April - June 1999

    Adviser in Kosovo peace negotiations to the President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari

  13. January 1996 - April 1997

    Spokesman to the Commissioner for budget and administration Erkki Liikanen, and deputy spokesman to the Commissioner for external relations Hans Van Den Broek

  14. January 1995 - December 1995

    National Expert (END) at the Directorate-General for External Relations (DG RELEX)

  15. August 1991 - December 1994

    Second secretary at the embassy of Finland in Brussels

  16. January 1990 - July 1991

    Attaché at the Finnish ministry for foreign affairs, Political Department and Trade Policy Department

  17. August 1989 - January 1990

    Finnish defence forces

  18. September 1984 - May 1989

    Master of social sciences and international politics from the University of Tampere

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